In a great performance, Pumitas They defeated France 47-26, were leaders of their group and advanced in the semifinals of the Youth World Cup, played in Rosario and Santa Fe. The result is historic because they have not earned anything less than the current world champion, last year was illuminated in their lands (Argentina finished in sixth place).
Those led by Jose Pelicena, who lost to Wales (25-30) in the previous two matches and defeated Fiji (41-14), won this time thanks to the attempts of Thomas Gallo, Gonzalo Garcia, Juan Martin Gonzalez, Pablo Dimcheff in the first half) and Juan Pablo Castro. Joaquin de la Vega Mendia was responsible for six transformations and three penalties, and Martin Roger made a transition and a punishment.
The disappointment of the French, world champions. (Photo: Juan Jose Garcia)
With this victory Argentina equaled France with 11 points, but for the first time in Group A won the difference from many. Now she is waiting for a rival for the semi-finals, classifying the best of each area, but the best second. Group B is Australia (the other classified as semi-finals), Ireland, England and Italy; while Group C consists of South Africa, New Zealand, Georgia and Scotland. The Argentine will play for the move to the final next Monday at 13 o'clock.
This victory is an enormous boost for Los Pumitas, which invites us to hope to win the first world title for Argentina in this category after the change of form in 2008. The best position of the national youth team in this race is so far the third place. in England 2016.