The curiosity of the first day of the FIFA U-20 World Cup Argentina 2023 | football | sports

the 23rd edition affiliate FIFA U-20 World Cup Started on Saturday in the cities of Santiago del Estero and San Juan with Good news for Argentina Who knew how to take pains to win 2-1, and Bad for Ecuador and Guatemala, which capitulated to a minimum in the end.

The tournament, which will run until June 11, will continue on Sunday with four matches that will put the components of Groups C and D head to head.

Ecuador “with its chances” at the U-20 World Cup

Israel and Colombia (center) will play the first match in the morning, as well as Nigeria and the Dominican Republic (center). The programming will end with the matches of Senegal against Japan (C) and Italy against Brazil (D).

These are the five matches left on the first day of the World Cup, which put the components of Groups A and B into action.

1. Four games, no draws

The FIFA U-20 World Cup started with Four matches with wins It left the hosts and New Zealand top of Group A for the time being, and Slovakia and the United States top of Group Two.

Statistics for the U-20 World Cup 2023

on the contrary, The opening day was negative for two Latin American teamswho were solid, but lost in the last few minutes.

Guatemala left it all by losing to New Zealand by 0-1 at 80 minutes, and Ecuador ceded everything to the United States By allowing his opponent the only goal in the match in the 92nd minute.

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2. The host suffered

Argentina’s journey into the home tournament started with a scare due to Uzbekistan’s 23rd-minute goal. But the White Wolves’ joy in Santiago del Estero continued but thanks to a 27th-minute goal from Alejo Vélez that left everything intact.

Valentin Carbone was responsible for securing the team’s three points before half-time, in the 41st minute, led by former footballer Javier Mascherano.

Argentina managed to recover to win 2-1 against Uzbekistan in the opening Group A of the FIFA U-20 World Cup. Photo: AFP

Argentina and New Zealand top the first group

3. A difficult name

he A 19-year-old player who plays for Uzbekistan’s Bunyodkor, scored the first goal for his team and will be remembered from now on the difficulties caused by radio and television broadcasters and commentators. It comes to Makhamdjoon Makhamjonov.

Uzbek Makhmudjon Makhamjonov (left) tussles for the ball with Ignacio Maestro in the U-20 World Cup Group A match between Uzbekistan and Argentina at the Unico de Ciudads Stadium in Santiago del Estero.
Photo: EFE

A central defender with skill as a striker in the area, one of those born to take advantage of opponent’s mistakes, was about to spoil the Albiceleste party.

4. Scary Slovakia

The Slovak premiere was the most eye-catching on Saturdaysince he took control of Group B with his victory 4-0 to Fiji Which, by the way, has become the weakest formation to date.

Bola Boys’ resistance lasted barely 17 minutes thanks to Adam Ghazi’s goal. Without being able to absorb the blow, Malté Szolgai increased at 25. In just nine minutes of the second half, between 70 and 79, the supremacy of Los Noestros, as the Slovak eleven is known, was achieved.

5. New Zealand hit first

The 19-year-old striker Norman Garbet scored the first goal of the U-20 World Cup after 80 minutes This is disputed in Argentina.

New Zealand’s Norman Garbet celebrated his goal against Guatemala, the first goal he scored at the FIFA U-20 World Cup in Argentina. Photo: EFE

Rossoblu Potenza, from Serie C, sealed a narrow and tense New Zealand youth side’s 0-1 victory over Guatemala.

The Whites finished top of Group A and the Blue and White fell to the bottom of the table. (Dr)

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