FIFA U-20 World Cup: Mali, Senegal power through to semi-finals


Mali’s penalty-stopping hero Djigui Diarra
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.
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Source:: PM Newspaper