The Under 20 World Cup started: the United States beat Ecuador and New Zealand beat Guatemala

The two matches that kicked off the U20 World Cup

He Sub 20 world began this Saturday May 20 in Santiago del Estero and San Juan. Beyond the premiere of the Argentine national team of Javier Mascherano –one of the favorites in the contest–, the agenda also had three other meetings that served as the opening within a competition that will end on June 11.



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Guatemala: Jorge Moreno; Andy Domínguez, Mathius Gaitán, Jonathan Franco, Jeshua Urizar; Carlos Santos, Nestor Cabrera, Arquimides Ordonez; Figo Montaño, Allan Juárez and Daniel Cardoza. DT: Rafael Loredo.

New Zealand: Kees Sims; Isaac Hughes, Finn Surman, Lukas Kelly-Heald; Jackson Jarvie, Adam Supyk, Fin Conchie, Jackson Manuel, Jay Herdman; Noah Karunaratne and Oliver Colloty. DT: Darren Bazeley.

Referee: Abongile Tom.

Stadium: Unique Mother of Cities.



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USA: Gaga Slonina; Justin Che, Jonathan Gomez, Justin Che, Brandan Craig, Joshua Wynder; Jack McGlynn, Obed Vargas, Owen Wolff; Quinn Sullivan, Diego Luna, and Caleb Wiley. DT: Mikey Varas.

Ecuador: Gilmar Napa; Daniel De la Cruz, Joel Ordonez, Christian Garcia, Maiky De la Cruz; Óscar Zambrano, Sebastián González, Nilson Angulo, Kendry Páez, Alan Minda; and Justin Cuero. DT: Miguel Bravo.

Referee: Salman Ahmad Falhi.

Stadium: San Juan of the Bicentennial.


Fiji will face Slovakia at the end of the first date of the B Group in the continuity of Sub 20 world. After knowing the previous result between their rivals in the area, both squads will go out onto the grass of the San Juan del Bicentennial Stadium in search of a triumph that leaves them well standing for what is to come. From 6:00 p.m., with television DirecTV Sports.

The technical director, bobby mimmsended up in this instance with the oceanic team after falling to New Zealand and obtain the runner-up in the contest that offered two places for this competition on their continent.

In a different sense, the cast trained by albert rusnak obtained the fifth and last ticket to the world after beating Austria in it play-off of the UEFA European Championship, which also qualified France, Israel, England and Italy.

Probable formations:

Fiji: Aydin Mustahib; Peter Ravitisai, Sailasa Ratu, Eneriko Matau; Josh Laqeretabua, Clarence Hussain, Nabil Begg, Gulam Razool, Keary Kubu; Mohammed Raheem and Samuela Navoce. DT: Bobby Mimms.

Slovakia: Samuel Belanik; Simon Micuda, Samuel Bagin, Marek Ujlaky, Sebastian Kosa; Mate Szolgai, Dominik Snajder, Mario Sauer, Arutr Gajdos; Balint Csoka and Timotej Jambor. DT: Albert Rusnak.

Stadium: San Juan of the Bicentennial.


TV: DirecTV Sports.

Keep reading:

FIFA released the official photos of the Argentine team for the U20 World Cup
The pearls of the Under 20 National Team in Santiago del Estero: the gesture with the fans and the most annoying intruder in practice
Mascherano’s possible team for Argentina’s debut in the World Cup: the special request to his players
He came out Sub 20 world champion, won the Cup with River and got tired of football at the age of 26: “The life of a player never finished convincing me”

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