FIFA U-20 World Cup Poland 2019

FIFA U-20 World Cup Poland 2019

23 May - 15 June

FIFA U-20 World Cup

Stalemate secures pole position for Senegal, qualification for Poland 

Poland have squeezed through to the last 16 of the FIFA U-20 World Cup after a goalless draw with Senegal that sealed top spot in Group A for the Africans.

The hosts advance as one of the best third-placed teams, having been leapfrogged by Colombia, who were 6-0 winners against Tahiti in the section’s other fixture.

Poland were roared on throughout by a raucous and partisan Lodz crowd but, despite constructing some promising moves, they struggled to breach a defence that has yet to concede at this U-20 World Cup.

At the other end, they were indebted to goalkeeper Radowslaw Majecki, who produced an excellent reflex save to deny Ousseynou Niang after superb play on the right from the dynamic Ibrahima Drame.

That was the best of precious few chances in a forgettable match in which neither side needed to gamble to achieve their objectives.

See also

Poland 2019: Group standings

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