Chavas proud to be first goalie to receive award

France goal keeper Mylene Chavas is proud to be the first goalie awarded the Live Your Goals Player of the Match so far in the FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup.

Chavas received the award for her outstanding performance during the victory over Germany 1-0 in the knockouts of the tournament.

In the match, Germany kicked three shots on target out of 12 attempts.

Chavas did extremely well to help her team qualify for the semifinal by saving the three on target attempts.

Chavas was speechless after the match but said she was proud to receive the award.

“I didn’t expect to be awarded the Player of the Match, I just did my job and I’m very happy.”

Chavas explained that she managed to keep calm and stay focused throughout the match, adding that it is part of her personality.

“The goal keeper has to be confident and keep calm at all time whenever the pressure is on. 

“It’s a great pleasure to make it into the semifinals, I’m really happy to be part of this.” Chavas said.

The 18 year old is one of the youngest members of the France squad.

France will take on Japan in the second semifinal scheduled on Tuesday, November 29 while USA will play Korea DPR in the first semis.  

Quintina Naime