U17 FIFA World Cup: England stunned by Uzbekistan in Round of 16


Uzbekistan stunned England 2-1 here at the Jakarta International Stadium (JIS) to enter the Under-17 FIFA World Cup quarterfinals, thanks to goals from Amirbek Saidov and Lazizbek Mirzaev. It was a disappointing exit for England as the Young Lions dominated possession with a total of 20 shots at goal against the central Asian country’s 12 shots, reports Xinhua.

In Saturday’s quarterfinal, Uzbekistan will play France, which secured a hard-fought victory against Senegal, winning 5-3 in the penalty shootout. The game, held at JIS stadium also on Wednesday, ended 0-0 after 90 minutes with France making eight shots, as compared to Senegal’s nine.