Uruguay Under 20 football team won the FIFA U-20 World Cup 2023 for the first time. The 2023 FIFA U-20 World Cup was the 23rd edition of the FIFA U-20 World Cup.
In the final against Italy, Luciano Rodríguez’s goal in the 86th minute gave Uruguay their first overall World Cup win. The young footballer scored a goal in the second half after the two teams were scoreless in the first half.
More than 40,000 people at the Diego Maradona Stadium, cheered the Uruguayan side. FIFA President Gianni Infantino was also present.
Uruguay had little to rely on their staid defence, which conceded just three possessions against England in the group stage.
Rodriguez’s free kick, two long range shots from captain Fabricio Diaz and a header from Anderson Duarte that forced Italy goalkeeper Sebastiano Desplanch into a stylish save before the South American platoon had clear chances to score. event
Uruguay lost in the finals of the tournament in 1997 and 2013. Brazil was the last winner from South America in 2011.
Celeste’s title came on the heels of Argentina’s World Cup title win in December, which also ended a winning streak by European teams.
Earlier, Israel, who made their debut at the same stadium in La Plata, defeated South Korea 3-1 to take third place.
Indonesia was initially slated to host the tournament, but the Muslim-majority country did not accept Israel’s participation. The organization decided to hand over to Argentina a month before FIFA kick-off.
Uruguay U20 vs Italy U20 Final Match Stats
Team: Uruguay vs Italy
Shots: 15 – 3
On target: 4 – 0
Possession: 46% – 54%
Passes: 299 – 361
Fouls: 13 – 22
Y Card: 2 – 5
Corners: 9 – 3
Uruguay U20 vs Italy U20 Head-to-Head and Key Numbers
Both teams, Uruguay and Italy, have suffered only one defeat in the competition so far.Uruguay have scored 11 goals while conceding two in the process.Uruguay boast four clean sheets as opposed to one for Italy.Italy have scored 13 goals and conceded seven across six matches.Uruguay have won four times and lost once in their last five matches. Likewise, Italy have won four games and lost one.
Uruguay 1-0 Italy
Rodriguez 85 (U)
Uruguay U20: R Rodriguez; Chagas, Boselli, Facundo Gonzalez, Matturro; Diaz, Garcia; L Rodriguez (Homenchenko 96), Franco Gonzalez, De Los Santos (Sosa 91); Duarte (Ferrari 62)
Italy U20: Desplanches; Prati, Ghilardi, Guarino, Turicchia; Casadei, Faticanti (Zanotti 46), Giovane (Pisilli 91); Baldanzi (Lipani 91), Pafundi (Montevago 57); Ambrosino (Esposito 57)
2023 FIFA U-20 World Cup Stats
Host country: Argentina
Dates: 20 May – 11 June
Teams: 24 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s): 4 (in 4 host cities)
Champions: Uruguay (1st title)
Third place: Israel
Fourth place: South Korea
Matches played: 52
Goals scored: 154 (2.96 per match)
Attendance: 692,084 (13,309 per match)
Top scorer(s): Italy Cesare Casadei(7 goals)
Best player(s): Italy Cesare Casadei
Best goalkeeper: Italy Sebastiano Desplanches