England U19s suffer semi-final defeat to Italy

Date published: Thursday 21st July 2016 3:08

England were denied a place in the final of the Under-19 European Championship after two goals from Italy left-back Federico Dimarco.

Aidy Boothroyd’s side, who beat France, Holland and Croatia to reach the semi-final in Mannheim, were beaten 2-1 after an Alberto Picchi own-goal in the 85th minute briefly gave them hope.

Left-back Dimarco opened the scoring with his third penalty of the tournament in the 27th minute after Fikayo Tomori fouled Andrea Favilli and doubled the lead with a fine free-kick on the hour

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