Iraq Tunisia Soccer U20
- Gustavo Garello - stringer, AP
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England has reached the knockout stage of the Under-20 World Cup but France is struggling after a 2-1 loss to Gambia. England secured a spot in the Round of 16 with a 3-2 win over Uruguay and Tunisia beat Iraq 3-0 in the other Group E game. South Korea and Honduras had a 2-2 draw, a result result that makes it impossible for France to finish in one of the top two positions in Group F. Gambia leads the group with six points, two clear of South Korea. The French squad can only hope to finish as one of the four best third-place teams to advance.
The knockout stage of the Under-20 World Cup will feature all four South American teams that started the tournament, and only two European soccer powerhouses; England and Italy. The two will meet on Wednesday in the most anticipated encounter of the round-of-16. Two of the favorites in the tournament failed to advance: France finished third in its group and African champions Senegal, in fourth. Japan, which ended its group stage campaign in third position, also failed to qualify after a strong start. Among the teams advancing to the knockout stage, Argentina has six titles in the tournament, Brazil totals five and England won the 2017 edition.
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