The seven-stage route for the Argentina U-20 national team will take as the first step the most sought-after opponents in the group: Uzbekistan, first-time champions of the Asian Cup in the category, and will be playing their fifth World Cup, having won their titles in 2013 and 2015. Reached the quarterfinals in the last two appearances.
The only official precedent in the category was the appearance of the ‘Albiceleste’ against the ‘White Wolves’ at the 2003 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates, which featured Javier Mascherano, Carlos Tevez and Fernando Cavanagh.
The match, played at the Sharjah Stadium on 1 December 2003, ended 2–1 in favor of Argentina with goals from Leandro Fernandez and Fernando Cavanagh, while Alexander Gingriz scored for the Asians in a valid duel for the second date of Group B. Opened. ,
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The other unofficial precedent is more recent: more precisely on 8 September of last year when the two teams met on the second date of the Maldonado Mayor’s Cup, which ended with a 2–0 ‘Albiceleste’ victory with goals from Luciano Kummer and Ignacio Master. Hui. Puch.
Ravshan Khaidarov is a kind of ‘pekarman’ for Uzbek football: since he started his youth cycle, he won the sub 23 continental title in 2018 and the sub 20 this year. Furthermore, DT has a past in the senior team as he guided it under the reins between 2002 and 2005 and then focused on clubs and resumed his route to the national teams in the youth.
#AFCU20 | Uzbekistan is the new champion!
In this year’s Under 20 Asian Cup, they successfully outclassed Australia, South Korea (the current world runners-up in the category) on the road and beat Iraq 1–0 in the final with a goal from Umrali Rahmonliyev. There are two great figures in the Uzbek squad: defender Abdukodir Khusanov, who plays for Energetic Minsk (Belarusian First Division), and attacking midfielder Ebosbek Faizullayev, who has already won two titles and a local Super Cup with Pakhtakor Tashkent.
The highest priced player is Umrali Rahmonaliyev, who plays for Rubin Kazan in the Russian Second Division, with a market value of €350,000 according to Transfermarkt.
#AFCU20 – Final | Uzbekistan 1 – 0 Iraq
Before landing in Santiago, Uzbekistan played two friendlies against South American World Cup rivals: they lost 4–1 to Brazil at the Antonio Gallardo Stadium in Arcos de la Frontera and 2–0 against Uruguay at the Centenario Stadium in Montevideo. lost to
Otabek Boymurodov likely to debut in Santiago del Estero de Estero de Estadio for the first time in a title; Abdukodir Khusanov, Dior Ortikboev, Zakhongir Urozov, Jafermurod Abdurakhmatov, Saidfzalkhon Akharorov; Umrali Rakhmonaliev, Bekhruz Askarov, Sherzod Asanov; Abbosbek Faizullaev and Pulatkhuzha Kholdorkhonov.