The FFR have confirmed that the postponed under 20s match between France and Italy will be re-played on Saturday (18th February 2012) at 15:00 (local time). The match will be played at La Voulte (stade Battantier - Lukowiak) and not at the original venue of Bourgoin - Jallieu.
The match officials remain the same as for the original match.
For further information please contact Jon Davis, Tournament & Operations Director on +44 7711 130 251
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