Picture : what a consecration for Uruguay !
FIFA U20 WORLD CUP 2023 – URUGUAY THE FIRST !
Uruguay beat Italy 1-0 on Sunday to win its first Under-20 World Cup title. The Celeste’s victory ends a streak of four consecutive wins of European teams in the tournament.
Luciano Rodríguez scored the winning goal in the 86th minute ,giving Uruguay a much deserved victory after an entire match of dominance against Italy. More than 40,000 people, mostly cheering for Uruguay, attended the match in Buenos Aires (Argentina).
- Uruguay was already qualified for two U20 World Cup finals in 1997 and 2013, but loose each time against Argentina and France.
- Italy’s best result before the final 2023 : a third place in 2017.
- Uruguay and Italy are in the World Cup history. They were the two first winners of WORLD CUPS in 1930 and 1934.
- Italy won their 6 games before the final with great performances against Brazil, England, Colombia and South Korea !
- Uruguay won 6 games to their way to the title, losing only one match against England (2-3). In the other 6 games, 6 clean sheets with 10-0 goal average !
- Cesare Casadei (Italy) won the GOLDEN BALL (Best Player) and the GOLDEN BOOT (Best Goalscorer with 7 goals) of the Tournament. He succeeds to Diego Maradona , Kun Aguero and Lionel Messi.
- The big surprise of the U20 WORLD CUP 2023 was Israël ! For their debut in the competition, they reached the third place beating South Korea, runner up in 2019.
- The competition was hold in Argentina, but originally set to be hosted in Indonesia for the first time in History.
- Five time winners Brazil was eliminated in the quarter finals by the newcomer Israël and Argentina, six times winner, in the round of 16 against Africa’s best team Nigeria.