Sunday, June 14, 2015

FIFA U-20 World Cup : Mali, Senegal Through To Semi-finals

FIFA U-20 World Cup
Mali and Senegal, the two remaining African teams at the ongoing 2015 FIFA Under-20 World Cup in New Zealand, early on Sunday caused major upsets at the competition, qualifying for the semi-finals with wins over stronger opponents.

 Mali defeated European soccer power house, Germany 4-3 on penalties after they tied 1-1 in regulation time in their quarter-final encounter in Christchurch.

 On the other hand, Senegal made short work of Uzbekistan 1-0 in Wellington and qualified to meet Brazil, five-time winners (1953, 1985, 1993, 2003 and 2011), in the semi-finals.

Mali will take on Serbia, which qualified after defeating the U.S., 6-5 on penalties following a 0-0 draw at full and extra times.

Nigeria and Ghana had earlier exited the competition in the round of 16. Ghana was beaten 3-0 by Mali and Nigeria was sent home 1-0 by Germany in that round.


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