The host Argentina, record holder of titles in the category, debuted with a triumph over Uzbekistan (2-1), after a comeback, in Group A of the under-20 World Cup.
At the start of the 23rd edition of the tournament, which takes place in Argentina, the holder of six titles was surprised by the opening goal by Makhmudjon Makhamadjonov (24 minutes), and the turnaround happened even before the break, through Alejo Veliz ( 27) and Valentin Carboni (41), with the scoreboard unchanged in the second half.
In the South American national team, midfielder Tanlongo, from Sporting, was among the starters, having left in the 72nd minute of the game that took place at the Estádio Único Madre de Ciudades, in Santiago del Estero.
In the same ‘poule’, New Zealand overtook Guatemala by the smallest margin (1-0), with the decisive goal, by Norman Garbett, appearing 10 minutes from the final whistle.
In Group B, Jonathan Gómez’s late goal gave the victory to the United States against Ecuador (1-0), while Slovakia built an extended triumph against the Fiji Islands (4-0), with the accurate shots of Adam Gazi ( 17), kill Szolgai (25), Artur Gajdos (70) and Timotej Jambor (79).
The winner of the tournament, which will run until June 11, will succeed Ukraine, champions in 2019.
Source: Futebol 365 by www.futebol365.pt.
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