FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015 Begins

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FIFA U-20 World Cup

The highly publicized FIFA elections are now over so attention can now go back to the game. The FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015 began on May 30 2015 and will run till June 20 2015. It promises to be a thrilling time as the youngsters show what stuff they are made of.

Africa is represented by four teams. These are Ghana, Mali, Nigeria and Senegal. It is hoped that these countries will do Africa proud at this tournament. Ghana is in group B with Argentina, Panama and Austria. They have played their first game against Austria which they drew (1:1). Mali on the other hand recorded a surprise victory over favorites Mexico. The Mexican team was reduced to nine men after Bernal received a second yellow card resulting in a sending off and Gama received a straight red. Mali also had a man sent off when Maiga received a second yellow resulting in a sending off.

Senegal lost in their match against Portugal by three goals to nothing. With this result, Mali is the only African team as at yet to have recorded a victory. Ghana has a draw, Senegal has a loss and Mali has a win. It is hoped that Nigeria will also get a win to further improve the lot of the African teams in this tournament.

As the games proceed, we shall see how well our boys are doing far away at New Zealand. Africans world over are cheering them right on. Do us proud boys.

Photo Courtesy FIFA

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