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FIFA U20 WC Group C Update: Portugal finish bottom in France

Sports FIFA U20 WC Group C Update: Portugal finish bottom in France

Zambia’s 2017 FIFA U20 World Cup opponents Portugal have just finished bottom of the Tournoi U20 4-Nations in France.

Portugal and Zambia will meet in FIFA U20 World Cup Group C opener on May 21 in Jeju.

Portugal picked two draws and a defeat to finish last on 2 points.

The two-time U20 World champions drew 2-2 with England in the opening game on March 23 before losing 3-0 to 2017 U20 AFCON runners-up Senegal on March 25

Senegal lost 2-0 to Zambia in the U20 AFCON final on March 12 in Lusaka.

Portugal closed the Tournament with a 2-2 draw with hosts France on March 28.

England won the tournament on 7 points, France were second on 4 points, Senegal had 3 points and Portugal 2.

All four teams will be at the FIFA U20 World Cup.

Meanwhile, Zambia are in the FIFA U20 World Cup hosts nation of South Korea where they are wrapping-up their participation in a 4-nation tournament there involving fellow tournament finalists Honduras, Ecuador and the home side.

Beston Chambeshi beat Ecuador 2-0 and lost 4-1 to South Korea and they play Honduras on March 30 in their final round-robin game.


    • @Jay Jay – these are round-robin games being played in different countries comprising 4 teams each for the countries that qualified to FIFA U20 Korea 2017. Zambia is part of the teams that are in Korea and Portugal is amongst the 4 teams that are competing in France.
      These are just preparatory or friendly games ahead of the actual tournament to be hosted by Korea. Zambia is luck because they are in Korea and they already getting acclimatized to the environment there where the actual games will take place.

  1. Zambia making themselves feel good. Look at Portugal’s opponent’s and compare to Zambia’s opponents in South Korea.

  2. our team needs to improve in all departments. we won the afcon under 20 becoz of home support. otherwise the tournament in south Korea has exposed our shortcomings.

  3. Just prepare than counting your opponents looses, its ok to loose while preparing because you try different systems. Look at Zambia national team, who did they play during the international break! Zimbabwe! No wonder other countries dont want international friendlies with us because we are finished and don’t want to recognize it and start planning for the future.

  4. We have Just Walloped Honduras 4 -1 the Way to Go Young Boys quarter final or semi – final is looming for them

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