Young Canaries suffer disappointment in France

Adam Idah was a losing semi-finalist wih the Republic of Ireland Under-21s in Toulon Picture: Paul C

Adam Idah was a losing semi-finalist wih the Republic of Ireland Under-21s in Toulon Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Norwich City youngsters Adam Idah and Simon Power saw their hopes of victory at the Toulon Tournament ended yesterday.

Both featured in the Republic of Ireland Under-21s' semi-final clash with Brazil's Under-22s, but it was the South Americans who went through, 2-0.

Brazil will now play Japan's Under-22s, who beat their Mexican counterparts on penalties.

Idah started the last-four encounter in Toulon, but was replaced by Aaron Drinan with 83 minutes gone, while Power came off the substitutes' bench after 54 minutes, replacing Stephen Mallon.

Brazil missed a penalty after just four minutes, but they went ahead on 15 minutes when Paulinho scored, with Matheus Cunha increasing the lead two minutes after the half-time interval.


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Idah and Power will be hoping to end the Toulon Tournament with a victory when they take on Mexico in the play-off for third place on Saturday.

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