Soccer-Italy, Norway show Under-21 class as England go out (Reuters)

By Ori Lewis TEL AVIV, June 8 (Reuters) – Italy and Norway outclassed Israel and England at the Euro Under-21 championships on Saturday to virtually seal the fate of the Group A. Italy, who beat England 1-0 in the first game, top the standings with six points and Norway are second with four. Israel still have a slim chance of advancing but England are out. The Italians ensured qualification for the semi-finals by crushing the hosts 4-0 on a sultry night in Tel Aviv as Israel played more than half the match with 10 men. Earlier, Norway stunned England 3-1 in Petah Tikva. …

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