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Argentina’s possible route to a fantasy U-20 World Cup final

road to Glory

Javier Mascherano’s brilliant performance in the group stage paves the way for the illusion of a seventh title in history

Argentina’s U-20 team will take on their Nigerian team this Wednesday for the Round of 16 class world, After the resolution of Group E, it was confirmed that Japan, third in Group C, was out of competition and the rival of the “Albiceleste” became the African team, which finished third in Group D.

With 6 points out of 9, Nigeria finished the group stage as the best third and will face Argentina in this category for the second time in history.

The precedent suited the Argentine team as it was in the 2005 final, which meant the fifth of the six titles won in the history of the U-20 World Cup.

with a definite two goals Lionel Messithe chosen one who directs Francis Ferraro They beat a team that led 2-1 John Obi Mikel And he became the champion in the Netherlands.

Nigeria is playing its 13th Youth World Cup and its second best performance was when it also played in the final of the 1989 edition, losing to Portugal.

The “Eagles” qualified for this World Cup after finishing third in the African Cup of Nations held at the beginning of the year.

Nigeria will face Argentina in the last 16 of the U-20 World Cup

led the team ladon bosso Brazil and Italy plus debutant Dominican Republic fell in the group of “death”.

Despite the difficulty on the field, Nigeria finished with two wins, one loss, with four goals scored and three against.

They made their debut with a win against the Dominican Republic (2–1), then defeated Italy (2–0) in Mendoza, and ended with a loss against Brazil (2–0) in La Plata.

Argentina, for their part, closed Group A with a perfect score – something only the United States could manage – with ten goals for and just one against.

led the team Javier Mascherano The World Cup began with a long-suffering and adjusted success against Uzbekistan (2–1) and ended with two other impressive victories against Guatemala (3–0) and New Zealand (5–0).

The “Albiceleste” reached their ninth round of 16 in the history of the U-20 World Championship. The first time he did it was in Malaysia 1997 and the team he guided jose pekerman He established himself as a champion with young talents on the field pablo aimer And Juan Roman Riquelmeamong others.

Though there are still games to go till June 11 to reach the World Cup final which will be played in our country, their stupendous performance in the group stage paved the way for the illusion of winning the seventh title in history.

Argentina’s possible route to a fantasy U-20 World Cup final

The match between Argentina and Nigeria will be played at San Juan del Bicentenario Stadium on Wednesday at 6 PM. The winner will play the quarter-finals against the winner on Sunday 4 June at the same time as Madre de Ciudades de Santiago del Estero. Ecuador And South Korea,

Then, if you continue at a constant speed, England, Italy, Colombia And Slovakia They could be future opponents on Thursday 8 June in the semi-finals.

That way, if Mascherano’s team manages to reach the final, they could face the powers that be in that decider. Brazil one of two UruguayWhich will be played on Sunday 11th June at Diego Armando Maradona de la Plata.

Round of 16 schedule:

Tuesday 30 May

  • 2:30 PM (Mendoza): United States Vs. New Zealand (DSports).
  • Uzbekistan v Israel (DSports) at 6:00 PM (Mendoza).

Wednesday 31 May

  • 2:30 pm (San Juan): Colombia Vs. Slovakia (DSports).
  • 6:00 PM (San Juan): Argentina Vs. Nigeria (Public TV, TyC Sports and DSports).
  • 2.30 PM (La Plata): Brazil Vs. Tunisia (DSports).
  • 18.00 (La Plata): England Vs. Italy (Dsports).

Thursday 1 June

  • 2:30 PM (Santiago del Estero): Gambia Vs. Uruguay (Dsports).
  • 18.00 (Santiago del Estero): Ecuador Vs. South Korea (DSports).
All Round of 16 matches of the U-20 World Cup (@FIFA)
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