The 22nd edition of the FIFA U-20 World Cup in Poland is officially underway

Group A kicked off with Senegal defeating Tahiti 3-0.

The African nation’s forward Amadou Sagna opened the scoring in just 9.6 seconds, setting a new tournament record before completing a hat-trick. 

Similarly in Group B, Italy opened early through Davide Frattesi in the third minute from outside the area.

Mexico then equalised from a corner, where Roberto de la Rosa found the back of the net through his beautifully executed header. But midway through the second half Italy regained the lead as Foggia’s Luca Ranieri’s 67th minute goal wrapped up the three points. 

Japanese own goal meant they had to share the points with Ecuador, despite controlling the match.

Ecuador had a chance to steal the victory after being awarded a penalty. Luckily for the Japanese goalkeeper Tomoya Wakahara came to the rescue and saved the incoming spot kick. 

Japan found an equaliser in the second half to share the spoils in their group match opener.

Colombia got their World Cup campaign off to a flying start with a 2-0 win over the host country, Poland.

What’s to come?

There are four matches to look forward to tomorrow morning.

Honduras take on New Zealand and Qatar face Nigeria.

Elsewhere in Group D, Ukraine meet the United States while Uruguay and Norway do battle.

Louise Taffa