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Italy crush Amajita U20 WC dream

Italy beat South Africa 2-0 to get their Fifa Under-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 campaign back on track thanks to goals from Riccardo Orsolini and Andrea Favilli.

The Azzurrini were the superior side for large stretches of the match and deserved their lead after Orsolini tucked away his penalty in the first half for their first goal of the tournament.

The Italians were able to build on their lead in the 57th minute when Giuseppe Scalera's long throw-in found Favilli, who guided in a powerful header off the far post and into the net.

The Italians now have every chance to qualify for the next round, while South Africa are on the brink of elimination, facing a tough test against South American champions Uruguay next.

Italy wore black armbands in remembrance of the late Stefano Farina, a former Fifa referee who recently died at the age of 54.


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