WARSAW, Poland.-The selection under-20 of Colombia before the hostess Poland, Mexico to the European Sub-Champion of the category Italy, and Ecuador, champion of South America, to Japan, unleash the hostilities in Keys A and B, Thursday on the first day of the World Cup Under-20. The duel of Colombia to Poland in Lodz (18h30 GMT) will be the official inauguration of the World Cup event (23 May-15 June). For the combined ‘ coffee ‘ will be his return to the planetary event in junior category after having missed the appointment in South Korea 2017.
His previous party in a U-20 World Cup was the eighth-final defeat of New Zealand-2015 to the United States (1-0). Arturo Reyes ‘ wards must maintain the defensive solvency that took them to the fourth position of the South American with only three goals in nine matches. But, with only four scored on that date, they will have to sharpen the aim, and especially before an archer of the stature of Radoslaw Majecki, titular to its 19 years of the Legia of Warsaw. A positive result before the hostess, ‘ a priori ‘ the hardest shock of the key to , would open the eighth-end doors to Colombia, which will continue its way to Senegal and Tahiti.
Players of the Mexico under-20 selection during a training/@miseleccionmx
Colombia will be knowledgeable to jump to the Court of the outcome of the duel between Africans and oceans, facing in Lublin (16h00 GMT). At the same time as Colombia, the champion of South America Ecuador will enter into the city of Bydgoszcz, before Japan, the semi-finalist in the last Asia-2018 championships. Jorge Célico’s start with Japan before being measured with Italy and Mexico. On Thursday they will have to pay special attention to the extreme Nippon Hiroki Abe, winner of the Champions League asiatica with the Kashima Antlers, and who received the award for Best Young Player of the Japanese J-League.
The Japanese do not hide their ambition before the Polish date. «It’s possible to finish first,» Abe said on the FIFA internet page. «Since Japan was second in 1999 (defeat against Spain), people have not stopped saying that our sub-20 selection is powerful. I’m going to try to win the title, for the team and for myself, «added the 20-year-old Tokyo player. Moved to Poland to witness that first game of the ‘ Mini-Tri ‘, the president of the Ecuadorian Federation Francisco Egas was also optimistic about the possibilities of the team. «Never a Sub-20 has had such notoriety in the country, I think that is good for the federation but especially for the group of players, hopefully that is a grain of sand to get away in the World Cup.»
Diego Ramírez Technical director of Mexico under-20 during a press conference/AFP
In the same key as Ecuador, two runners-up of their respective confederations in the qualifying tournament, Mexico and Italy, measure their forces in Gdinia (16h00 GMT). The ‘ Aztecs ‘ and ‘ Azzurrina ‘ are postulated as two candidates to go far in a competition in which they have not yet released their titles, and they make them covered in their good role in the leaderboard and in the names of their players who are active in top-level clubs. The victory of any of them on Thursday will place them as one of the teams to follow in the future of the tournament.
Italy, a selection that traditionally did not shine in the world under-20, chains in Poland for the first time in its history its second consecutive world-wide presence, and it also does as current bronze world after third place achieved in South Korea with To defeat in Penals to Uruguay. Despite a few physical discomforts suffered in a training, the presence of Mexican star Diego Desinez seems insured for the opening duel in which the ‘ Tri ‘ should take care of Italian striker Andrea Pinamonti, author of Five goals this season in series A with the descended Frosinone.
Hello Richard MinaThe @FEFecuador defender’s Polish pronunciation is on point (and so are his dance moves) Ecuador’s #U20WC schedule (all times local) ⤵️
23 May: V, Bydgoszcz 20:30
26 May: V, Bydgoszcz 18:00
29 May: V, Gdynia 18:00 pic.twitter.com/3EHPsDoRum — FIFA.com (@FIFAcom)
May 21, 2019
Schedule of matches of Thursday 23 of May, Day I of the world-wide Sub-20: Group A: Tahiti-Senegal (16h00 GMT), Lublin StadiumPolonia-Colombia (18h30 GMT), Lodz StadiumGrupo B: Mexico-Italy (16h00 GMT), Gdynia StadiumJapón-Ecuador (18h30 GMT), Bydgoszcz Stadium
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