FIFA U20 World Cup: Its Zambia v Italy quarter finals
African Champions Zambia will play Italy in the quarter finals of the on-going 2017 FIFA U20 World Cup on Monday.
Italy eliminated the European Champions France via a 2 – 1 scoreline in an all European round of 16 tie.
Italy overcame the pre-tournament favorites who came into the game as clear favorites having won all of their three group matches without conceding a goal.
But France were stunned by a 27th minute goal from Orsolini before they pulled one back from the spot.
Panico sealed the win for Italy in the 57th minute.
This was Italy’s second win at the tournament after they were beaten by Uruguay, beat South Africa and drew with Japan.
Zambia has already overcome two European opponents on their path to the last eight having beaten Portugal 2 – 1 in the opening match before booting out Germany 4 – 3 in the round of 16 tie.
In other games played today, Senegal were eliminated by Mexico leaving Zambia as the sole flag career for Africa.
USA humiliated New Zealand with a screaming 6 – 0 scoreline.
Zambia, Italy, USA, Venezuela, Portugal, Uruguay, England and Mexico are in the last 8 of the tournament.
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