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Ball – World Cup U-20: Argentina crushes and qualifies with Tanlongo on the bench (FIFA)

Ball – World Cup U-20: Argentina crushes and qualifies with Tanlongo on the bench (FIFA)

Within the Argentine national team, headed by coach Javier Mascherano, left midfielder Matteo Tanlongo (Sporting) on ​​the substitute bench, on Friday evening, qualifying in first place in Group A for the round of 16 of the U-20 World Cup, which it hosts. Place in the country from 20 to 11 June, when they crushed New Zealand 5-0, in the third and final round of group matches played at the Bicentennial Stadium, in San Juan.

Maestro Butch opened the scoring at 14 minutes (1-0), Infantino extended the score (2-0) at 17 minutes and still Romero (35) in the first half increased it to 3-0 in favor of the home team. In the second half, Aguirre, with a penalty kick, increased the score to 4-0 at 50 minutes and Velez closed the scoring (5-0) in the 87th minute.

The ‘Pampas’ team won Group A with three wins and nine points, and in second place, also with guaranteed qualification, comes Uzbekistan, which at the same time but in the Estadio Nico Madre de las Ciudades, in Santiago del Estero, beat Guatemala 2-0 thanks to Nematjonov double (9 and 20) and reached four points, with a positive balance of one goal (five scored and four netted).

Still waiting to qualify as one of the four best third-placed teams among the six groups – out of four teams each – For Group Eight it was New Zealand, who finished Group A in third place, with the same four points as the Uzbeks, but a negative goal difference of four (three They scored and seven conceded). Guatemala finished fourth and was eliminated from the World Cup.

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Already during the day, the USA and Ecuador secured places in Group B, won by the North Americans, and with the Ecuadoreans in second, with Slovakia expected to be one of the four best-ranked third-ranked groups.

On Saturday, the 27th, they will face each other, in the third round of Group D, at 7 pm in the mainland of Portugal, Brazil and Nigeria in La Plata, while at the same time Italy will face the deputy. Dominicans in Mendoza.

Also on Saturday, the 27th, but at 10:00 pm in mainland Portugal, the accounts will also close (the third and last day) in Group C, where Colombia faces Senegal, in La Plata, and Japan measures its strength with Israel in Mendoza. At the same time.