Between 20 May and 11 June, the 2023 FIFA U-20 World Cup will be held, an event that was previously to be held in Indonesia, but will eventually take place in the Republic of Argentina, which as of now will claim to be a host. Because at first they did not qualify due to their poor performance in the South American category.
This led to the departure of Javier Mascherano as coach of the category, but after speaking with AFA president Claudio Tapia and backing world champion Lionel Scaloni with Major in Qatar 2022, “Jeffcito” returned to thinking it through. Gave. And in the end he will take charge, so below we review how the Argentine team has fared in the history of this competition.
When was the last time Argentina won the U-20 World Cup?
The 2007 World Cup in Canada was the last time an Argentine team won a title in the under-20 category. The final was against the Czech Republic and Albiceleste won 2–1 with goals from Sergio Agüero and Mauro Zarate.
How many times has Argentina won the Under 20 World Cup?
Argentina has won the Under 20 World Cup trophy 6 times (1979, 1995, 1997, 2001, 2005, 2007).
The first was in Japan in 1979, led by a young Diego Armando Maradona and goals from Ramon Díaz.
Then came Qatar 1995, with José Nestor Pekerman on the substitute bench.
Soon, in 1997, Argentina shone in Malaysia under the leadership of Juan Roman Riquelme and Pablo Aimar.
2001 arrived, and Argentina, being local as it would be now, established itself in front of its men with Leandro ‘Pippi’ Romagnoli as football leader and Javier Saviola as goalscorer.
2005 saw a certain Lionel Messi who broke it at the World Cup in Holland, finishing as MVP, scorer and champion with two goals in the final against Nigeria.
Finally, Canada arrived, where many footballers of the stature of Sergio ‘Kun’ Agüero and Sergio ‘Chiquito’ Romero, Gabriel Mercado, Maximiliano Moralez, Ángel Di María became champions.