South Africa suffer second defeat at U-20 World Cup

South Africa v Italy
South Africa's Wiseman Meyiwa takes evasive action as Riccardo Orsolini of Italy shoots during their match in Suwon

South Africa's woes at the Fifa Under-20 World Cup continued on Wednesday as they lost their second game 2-0 to Italy on Wednesday.

The result means the Amajita will almost certainly go home after their final group game against Uruguay.

Having lost their opening game against Japan 2-1 on Sunday, the South Africans went into this Group D match with little room for error.

But they were undone by goals from Andrea Favilli and Riccardo Orsolini.

Uruguay, meanwhile, have qualified for the round of 16 by defeating Japan 2-0.

Japan midfielder Takefusa Kubo missed a chance to become the youngest scorer in the competition's history.

The 15-year-old headed an attempt over the bar.

Click here for U-20 World Cup results from the Fifa website

Top Stories