Euro 2020: Wales Qualify For Round 16 Despite Italy Defeat

Euro 2020 Wales Qualify For Round 16 Despite Italy Defeat
Wales Qualify For Round 16 Despite Italy Defeat
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Wales have cruised into the round of 16 at the ongoing Euro 2020 despite a 1-0 defeat to Italy at the Stadio Olimpico yesterday.

Wales, on four points, finished behind Italy who topped with nine points, Switzerland’s 3-1 victory against Turkey regardless.

A critical analysis by Africa Today News, New York revealed that Wales avoided a third-place finish which would have put them up against the winners of ‘Group of Death’ which has France, Germany, and Portugal in the first knock-out phase

Italy made their first-half pressure pay thanks to Matteo Pessina who flicked in a delicious free-kick from Marco Verratti.

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There was also heartbreak for Ethan Ampadu in Rome as he became the youngest player in European Championships history to receive a straight red card for a tackle on Federico Bernadeschi.

Any chance Wales had of potentially causing an upset and making sure of second place dissipated when Ampadu was shown a straight red card

Gareth Bale had a glorious chance to equalise shortly after Ampadu’s red card, but the Real Madrid winger blazed a volley over the bar from inside the penalty box with no challengers around him.

Switzerland will now have to wait to see if they will progress as one of the best third-placed team.

 

AFRICA TODAY NEWS, NEW YORK

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