BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Uruguay and South Korea sophisticated to the U-20 Globe Cup semifinals on Sunday.
The South Americans beat the United States two- in Santiago del Estero, dominating the game from start off to finish. The Asian group, runners-up at the final U-20 Globe Cup 2019 in Ukraine, secured their spot with a 1- win against Nigeria thanks to an further-time target.
Uruguay will meet Israel on Thursday, the very same day South Korea face Italy for a spot in the final.
South Korea scored the only target of their match in the fifth minute of stoppage time. Seok-Hyun Choi’s header was one particular of the couple of probabilities either group had in the course of the encounter.
Uruguay opened the scoring in the 21st minute just after placing Anderson Duarte in front of an empty net on the counter. The Uruguayans doubled their benefit in the 56th minute with an personal target by Joshua Winder.
The United States did not concede a target in the 1st 4 matches of the tournament.
“That is life. If you do not have sufficient, you do not win,” American coach Mikey Varas told the official broadcast just after the match. They fought, they have what they had and they had a terrific tournament right here.
Uruguay coach Marcelo Brioli agreed that the 1st target of the match came when the American group dominated.
“The 1st minutes of the match had been challenging, but the maturity of our group created the distinction,” Brioli mentioned.
None of the 4 teams left in the tournament ever won it. Uruguay was runner-up in 1997 and 2013. Israel is playing in the Below-20 Globe Cup for the 1st time.
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