Bydgoszcz: Japan missed a penalty but it didn't matter in the end as they played to a 0-0 draw with Italy at the Bydgoszcz Stadium to confirm their 2019 U-20 FIFA World Cup Poland Round of 16 berth on Wednesday.
The draw meant Japan finished second in Group B on five points, two behind group winners Italy. Ecuador, meanwhile, defeated Mexico 1-0 to finish third on four points and will be hopeful of advancing to the knockout stage as one of the best four third-placed teams.
Japan will meet the runners-up from Group F, possibly Asian rivals Korea Republic, in the Round of 16 on Tuesday......
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