Newcastle United’s 18 year-old star youngster Fabio Zamblera, played for 73 minutes last night for Italy against Greece in the 2008 Euro Under-19 Championships in the Czech Republic.
Fabio Zamblera – Italian Geordie signed for Newcastle last January
Fabio had a good game, and had a goal disallowed as Italy under-19s left it really late to get a draw in their opening group game of the European Championships against Greece.
Greece went ahead with a 23rd-minute goal, and the young Newcastle striker thought he had equalized when he scrambled home from close range, but he was flagged for offside.
Italy left it very late when AC Milan striker Alberto Paloschi converted a 90th-minute penalty to save the Italians.
The big shock was England’s 2-0 defeat to the Czech Republic, and it was their first defeat in the tournament, including all the many qualifying games for the English side.
Italy are in the same group as England and they meet them on Thursday, which should be a good game, while Greece take on hosts and group leaders the Czech Republic.
Tamas Kadar’s Hungary beat Bulgaria 1-0, but of course Tamas and Andy Carroll are both unable to participate because of injury.
We’ll keep you posted on developments.