The 2023 Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) Under-20 World Cup is down to just two matches. After all, the final will be a showdown between the two great powers of world soccer, South America and Europe.
With the conclusion of the two semifinals on Monday (ET), the final and third-place matchups have been set. The Korea-Israel third-place game and the Uruguay-Italy final will be played on the 12th.
Uruguay came out of the gate strong, 먹튀검증 winning back-to-back games to reach the final. They were the only South American nation to make it to the final after hosts Argentina and ‘Samba Army’ Brazil, who were considered strong favorites, were eliminated. They punched their ticket to the final with a ‘salty defense’ that kept four clean sheets in a row.
Italy had a stronger showing in the tournament and reached the final. They had a close call in the group stage, losing to Nigeria, but they came back stronger in the round of 16. They defeated England, Colombia, and South Korea to reach the final. They scored at least two goals in all three games of the tournament (eight) to reach their first ever U20 World Cup final.
The Uruguay-Italy final is a battle of South American and European pride. Neither team has yet come out on top at the U20 World Cup. The team that wins will make history.
Meanwhile, South Korea and Israel, who have been dominant throughout the tournament, paused their run in the semifinals. However, they are still in the hunt for third place. After finishing as runners-up in the last edition of the tournament, South Korea is determined to make it to the quarterfinals for the second time in a row. Israel, who made their maiden appearance, also planned to give their best until the end.