On the morning of May 21st, Beijing time, the U20 World Cup being held in Argentina ushered in the first round of the group match. Uzbekistan, the new Asian champion, faced the host country Argentina and finally suffered a 1-2 reversal. 60,000 fans at the scene celebrated Argentina’s opening of the World Youth Championship.
Because Indonesia refused to participate in Israel, FIFA cancelled Indonesia’s right to host the U20 World Cup. In the end, Argentina won the qualification after actively bidding. After being eliminated in South America, it automatically got a seat for the competition because of its host status.
In the history of the World Youth Championship, Argentina won the most cups with six times. The latest coronation dates back to 2007, and it also hosted the tournament in 2001.
Uzbekistan is different. It only participated in the World Youth Championship five times. The last time was in 2015. In March this year, it won the U20 Asian Cup, which was the first time in the history of the team. At the same time, it advanced to the World Youth Championship finals again after a lapse of eight years.
However, Uzbekistan won the next signing, with the host Argentina in the same group, as well as New Zealand, the dominant team in Oceania, and it was not difficult to qualify. Now, in the first round of the group match, Uzbekistan suffered a 1-2 reversal and did not get points. Coupled with New Zealand’s first round victory over Guatemala, Uzbekistan’s qualifying situation is very bad.
In addition to Uzbekistan, teams representing Asia also participated in the competition, including Japan for the 11th time, South Korea for the 16th time and Iraq for the 5th time. However, South Korea is the only Asian team in the fourth round, and it is more difficult for Japan and Iraq to qualify than Uzbekistan. The opponents in the same group are England, France, Uruguay and Senegal.
At the U20 Asian Cup, China men’s soccer team was eliminated from the top four by South Korea and continued to be a spectator. It was also impossible to return to the World Youth Championship for 18 consecutive years. The last time was Feng Xiaoting, Gao Lin and Hao Junmin in 2005.
The specific review of the game-
In the 23rd minute, Muhammenov volleyed at a small angle and hit the inside of the column and bounced into the net. The referee indicated that the goal was valid and Uzbekistan led 1-0.
In the 27th minute, Bayless headed the goal in the restricted area, and the goalkeeper of Uzbekistan flew to the net, still unable to stop the ball from getting into the net. Argentina equalized the score 1-1.
In the 41st minute, carboni shot into the net in the restricted area, helping Argentina to overtake the score 2-1.