Uruguay and South Korea superior to the semifinals of the Under-20 World Cup on Sunday.
The South Americans beat the United States 2-0 in Santiago del Estero, dominating the match from begin to end. The Asian group, runner-up within the final U20 World Cup in 2019 to Ukraine, secured its spot with a 1-0 victory in opposition to Nigeria due to a objective in further time.
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Uruguay will tackle Israel on Thursday, the identical day South Korea will face Italy for a spot within the last.
South Korea scored the one objective of their match within the fifth minute of additional time. The header by Seok-Hyun Choi was one of many few possibilities both group had in the course of the encounter.
Uruguay opened the scoring within the twenty first minute after a counter-attack put Anderson Duarte in entrance of an empty objective. The Uruguayans doubled their lead within the 56th minute by way of an personal objective by Joshua Wynder.
The United States didn’t concede any objectives of their first 4 matches within the event.
“That’s life. If you don’t have enough, you don’t win,” U.S. coach Mikey Varas informed the official broadcaster after the match. “They fought, they have what they had and they had a great tournament here.”
Uruguay coach Marcelo Brioli agreed that the primary objective of the match got here when the U.S. group was dominating.
“The first minutes of the match were hard, but our team’s maturity made the difference,” Brioli mentioned.
None of the 4 groups left within the event has ever received it. Uruguay was runner up in 1997 and 2013. Israel is enjoying within the U20 World Cup for the primary time.