This Thursday, June 1, 2017 (4:00 AM Pacific) France will play Italy in the round of 16 in the 2017 U20 World Cup at the Cheonan Sports Complex in Cheonan, South Korea. Both teams have very strong sides and should present an enticing duel in this encounter.
France was one of the best teams in the tournament, dominating the group stages topping Group E of the competition with nine points. The European side also had a ridiculous goal differential, scoring nine goals and not conceding any. France defeated Honduras 3-0, then beat Vietnam 4-0 and finished the group stages with a 2-0 win over New Zealand. Les Bleus do have a well-balanced, rigid side, one of the standouts being PSG’s, Jean-Kevin Augustin who finished the group stages with three goals. The forward will be one of the more intriguing players to watch in this encounter.
Italy finished second in Group D of the tournament with four points, behind Uruguay who finished in first with seven points. Gli Azzurri started off the competition with a loss against Uruguay but then picked it up with a 2-0 win against South Africa and a 2-2 draw against Japan that granted their ticket to the round of 16. Riccardo Orsolini scored two out of the four goals that Italy scored in the group stages and will be the main player to keep an eye on for The Blues in this encounter. The match should be an exciting one between two teams that have a lot of history in various World Cup competitions.
How to Watch France vs Italy
The France vs Italy match will be broadcast this Thursday, June 1 at 4:00 AM Pacific:
TV Schedule: Fox Sports 2
Watch Live Online: Sling TV (Watch 7 Days Free), Fubo TV (Watch 7 Days Free)