The Zambia National under 20 team will seek to continue with their fairy tale run at the ongoing FIFA U20 World Cup as they face off against Italy in the quarterfinal stage.

It will be a third European side Zambia would face in this competition after having gone past Portugal in the group stage.

Zambia eliminated Germany 4-3 in the round of 16 in Jeju while Italy overcame their rivals France 2-1 in the other tie played in Cheonan.

Coach Beston Chambeshi has said Zambia would need to be mentally and physically ready when they face Italy on Monday and reach the semi-finals of the ongoing FIFA Under-20 World Cup finals here in South Korea.

“The boys will need to be mentality and physically ready, they have played big teams here already and have fought the war before. So they have to be strong enough on the pitch so that we meet Italy in a good frame of mind,” he said.

The match will be on today at 1000hrs (Zim time)

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