Home to the world champions, Argentina’s 2023 Under-20 World Cup from Saturday will be the ideal setting for young figures to compete to become worthy successors to an outgoing magical generation led by Lionel Messi.
At the four World Cup venues, Santiago del Estero, San Juan, Mendoza and La Plata, where the final will be played on June 11, the 24 teams will tick off the clock and anticipate future competition.
English Sunderland, Eli Wahi despite notable absences such as Argentines Alejandro Garnacho (Manchester United) Facundo Buonanote, Brazilians Andrique (Palmeiras) and Vitor Roque (Paranaise), Uruguayan Álvaro Rodríguez (Real Madrid) and Frenchman Édouard Michut (on loan from PSG) (Montpellier) and Mohamed Ali-Cho (Real Sociedad), will show the figures to follow in each area of the U-20 World Cup field.
– Mbappe is in the company of Vinicius and Haaland –
Whether on the right foot or the left, with the power that’s in vogue today or the subtlety that’ll never go out of style, goals promise to enliven the action.
In a field where blinking is prohibited, the preview has several U-20s in the eyes of the soccer world.
Marcos Leonardo, born in the Santos youth academy, the club that pulsated with Pele and whose recently coached Neymar and Rodrigo raised hopes in South American champions Brazil.
Without Vitor Roque or Andrić, he is the goal man for ‘Canarinha’ and the experience of playing the last four seasons for Brasileirao backs him up despite the fact that ‘Pixe’ refused to allow the South American from Colombia to play done.
Another Latin American who stands out on the list is Colombian Yasser Asprilla. The striker wants to justify the Colombian players’ tradition of dribbling at the World Cup.
His ability to deceive rivals with the ball strapped to his foot earned him a move to English Watford.
For England, one of the favorites to make a lot of noise this World Cup is Manchester City striker Liam Delap.
Champion with his team at the U-19 Euro Cup last year, Delap is a powerful attacker who is struggling to cement a place in Pep Guardiola’s squad, despite having already given minutes in the Champions League, which Lastly there are the ‘citizens’. ,
In Nigeria, Ibrahim ‘Beji’ Mohammed is also promising to break the trap. The scorer has already shown on the qualifying road to the World Cup that he is the main star of ‘Aguilas’.
Despite the fact that France has one of the most decadent squads due to clubs refusing to release their players, it has the most recent jewel in AS Monaco Malamine Efekele, who has the characteristics and journey similar to Kylian Mbappe. A label that would have to go out of its way to rescue the ‘blues’ in Argentina.
– Creation, the privilege of the few –
Argentina, who entered the U20 World Cup through the window after being eliminated in the South American Cup and have to thank FIFA’s World Cup headquarters for a decision to give against the clock for Indonesia’s loss, with Valente in midfield Another reason to smile in Carboni, the new ’10’ of Albiceleste.
The ’10’ worn by the late Diego Maradona and inherited by Messi, both world champions in the under-20s and Argentina seniors, fell to Carboni because of English Brighton’s refusal to hand over that number to Facundo Buonanotte, owner of the previous south. Went. American.
Carboni, the son of former Argentina player Ezequiel Carboni, is a creative left-footed midfielder who is quick, skilful and with the versatility needed to play as a winger if the occasion calls for it.
In the low hours, after the World Cup with the elderly being forgotten and enjoying cries of ‘del champion’ with their Argentine neighbors, Brazil too with 19-year-old Andrey Santos in his ‘Raka’ and ‘Jogo Bonito’ will come to the rescue. , as a symbol in midfield.
Signed by Chelsea, he is on loan at Vasco da Gama until the end of June.
Andrey is the captain of Ramon Menezes’s ‘Canarinha’. A round-trip midfielder, he also has a goal: he was a striker for the South American U-20 team in Colombia with Vitor Roque, with six goals, and made his senior debut with the ‘Seleção’ in a friendly against . Morocco.
Another man to watch in midfield is Kendry Paez of Ecuador’s Independiente del Valle. Chelsea await him, but Argentina 2023 with his ‘tricolor’ could lead him to glory.
Victor Aletu (AC Milan) in Nigeria and Carney Chukwuemeka (Chelsea) in England are also promising to generate a spirited fantasy football presence in the midfield.
But since football is not won only by goals and spectacular plays, the defense will also have its figures and Uruguayan Facundo González promises to be one of them.
The Valencia centre-back, who plays in the Spanish team’s affiliate, will look to bolster the defense of the South American runners-up, who have Uruguayan Liverpool midfielder Fabricio Díaz as captain.
– Hands of steel in America and Guatemala –
Jorge Moreno, the man who turned CONCACAF upside down by saving 4 penalties to keep Mexico out of the World Cup, arrives in Argentina to repeat the feat.
Her feline antics and all her great self-confidence saw her focused three World Cups under the stick, another figure to follow in American Gaga Slonina.
Poles’ son, the former Chicago Fire goalkeeper is a prodigious talent who came to his country’s football to break records. He became the first goalkeeper to defend a goal for the US senior team, and Chelsea had their eye on him.
Saves, goals and defenses that will be followed in detail by the public from the stands and dozens of ‘talent scouts’ who will roam the stadium to confirm signings and sign the next great stars of world football for their clubs.