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FIFA U-20 World Cup 2017

Italy back on track with South Africa win

(FIFA.com)
Andrea Favilli of Italy celebrates after scoring their second goal
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  • Italy score in each half to beat South Africa
  • Orsolini joined squad after replacing Andrea Pinamonti
  • Italy wore black armbands in remembrance of referee Stefano Farina

Italy beat South Africa 2-0 to get their FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 campaign back on track thanks to goals from Ricarrdo 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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