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Zambia U20 aim for early last 16 qualification

Sports Zambia U20 aim for early last 16 qualification

Zambia battle Iran this morning in their penultimate Group C fixture in Jeju with an eye on reaching the last 16 with a game to spare at the 2017 FIFA U20 World Cup.

Zambia and Iran are 1st and 2nd following 2-1 and 1-0 Group C wins over Portugal and Costa Rica respectively on Sunday in Jeju.

Coach Beston Chambeshi said he is expecting a tough match in their debut clash at junior level against Iran.

“I watched Iran they are a strong team but every team at the World Cup is a strong team so we just have to tune and focus on Wednesday,” Chambeshi said.

“It is an important match for both Iran and Zambia and the best team will carry the day.

“Obviously we have to attack and get goals but we have to be cautious in defence but we are going for maximum points.”

Chambeshi is also boosted by the return from injury of striker Patson Daka who was substituted in the first half of the Portugal game.

“We might start with 90 percent of the team that faced Portugal,” Chambeshi said.

Victory will see Zambia join Venezuela and hosts South Korea in the last 16 on May 30.

Zambia have reached the last 16 once from two World Cup appearances.

The team reached the knockout round during their second tournament appearence in 2007 in Canada before Nigeria ended their run with a 2-1 win.

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18 COMMENTS

  1. I wonder if all are under 20 chaps. Looks old though. I wish they loose so that they can come back and see their wives and children

  2. @DJ-It’s like wishing your daughter to fail exams so that she keeps doing home choes – PATHETIC!

  3. I was also about to ask the same question. What time is the game – Zambian time of course.

  4. DJ dene is pathetic and unpatriotic. If i had a way i could have removed you from this fora. in fact your are a sadist to say the least. I want to think that you are not a Zambian by any chance..you must be iranian kolwee iweee

  5. kikikikikikikikikikikikikikiki………………………chitembeye you are so damn crazy.ONCE AGAIN EDGAR LUNGU 4 IRAN 2.KIKIKIKIKIKIKIKIKIKI so damn crazy me too

  6. Congratulations Zambia may the almighty continue to bless you all for i am sensing it in my spirit that the trophy is coming to Zambia. To all who wish bad things for Zambia I say back to sender7times..

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