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Bayern Munich’s Chris Richards, Marcel Zylla advance in FIFA U-20 World Cup

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The two players helped their countries advance to the knockout round of the tournament.

LODZ, POLAND - MAY 29: Marcel Zylla of Poland looks on during the FIFA U-20 World Cup match between Senegal and Poland on May 29, 2019 in Lodz, Poland.
LODZ, POLAND - MAY 29: Marcel Zylla of Poland looks on during the FIFA U-20 World Cup match between Senegal and Poland on May 29, 2019 in Lodz, Poland.
(Photo by Rafal Rusek/PressFocus/MB Media/Getty Images)

The Round of 16 of the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup is officially set to kick off on Sunday, June 2. Bayern Munich fans can keep their eyes on the club’s two players in the tournament: Marcel Zylla and Chris Richards.

Zylla and Poland advanced to the Round of 16 as the top ranked third place team after the group stage. They only managed one win out of their group, and that was against a clearly overmatched Tahiti side. A draw against Senegal in the final matchday is the only reason they find themselves in the Round of 16. They will face Italy on June 2.

Richards and the USA advanced after wins against Nigeria and Qatar. The Americans struggled in the opener against Ukraine but bounced back in the final two matches. While blame falls to him for losing his mark on one of the Ukraine goals, Richards was widely hailed as the standout player for the USA. They will face France on June 4.

Round of 16

June 2

Italy vs Poland
Colombia vs New Zealand

June 3

Uruguay vs Ecuador
Ukraine vs Panama
Senegal vs Nigeria

June 4

Japan vs South Korea
France vs USA
Argentina vs Mali