[U20 월드컵] If Nigeria beat… South Korea, Italy in the quarter-finals

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[서울=뉴스핌] Reporter Park Sang-wook = ‘Azuri Corps’ Italy won easily against Colombia. ‘Samba Corps’ Brazil suffered a shocking defeat against Israel. If Korea beat Nigeria on the 5th, they will play Italy in the quarter-finals on the 9th.

Italy defeated Colombia 3-1 in the quarter-finals of the 2023 Under-20 World Cup held at the San Juan del Decade Stadium in Argentina on the 4th (Korea time) to advance to the semi-finals. Italy progressed to the semi-finals for the third consecutive time. 3rd place at the 2017 Korean Tournament is the highest ever. In 2019, Poland finished in 4th place.

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[서울=뉴스핌] Sang-wook Reporter Park = 2023.06.04

Cesare Casadei took the lead in the 9th minute of the first half, and Italy took a 2-0 lead with an additional goal from Tommaso Baldanci in the 38th minute of the first half. In the first minute of the second half, Francesco Esposito scored one more goal to make it 3-0 and secure the win. Casadei scored his 6th goal in the tournament and became the only top scorer.

In the quarter-final held earlier in the day, Israel defeated Brazil, ‘the eternal championship contender’, 3-2 after extra time. Israel, the protagonist of the big change, will face the winner of the match between the USA and Uruguay in the semi-finals.

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[서울=뉴스핌] Sang-wook Reporter Park = 2023.06.04

Israel, who faced Brazil 1-1 until the 90th minute of regular time, conceded a goal at the start of the first half of extra time. In the 3rd minute of extra time, Hamza Sybil scored to turn the game around. Then, in extra time in the first half of extra time, Dor Truman scored a dramatic rebound goal.

Israel, who became a ‘typhoon’ as soon as they made their debut in this tournament, scored a dramatic goal in extra time in the second half of the day following the third group game against Japan and the round of 16 against Uzbekistan.

The tournament was originally supposed to be held in Indonesia. The location was suddenly changed to Argentina as Indonesia objected to the entry of Israeli athletes for religious reasons. Israel, who participated time and time again, managed to reach the semi-finals by repeatedly writing an unbelievable ‘theatrical goal play’.


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