Japan won their first game in the U-20 World Cup. Italy beat Brazil to soothe the adult national team’s regret for not being able to stand on the World Cup stage for the second time in a row.
The Japan U-20 team defeated Senegal 1-0 in the first leg of Group C of the 2023 FIFA U-20 World Cup held at Estadio Ciudad de la Plata, Argentina on the 22nd (Korean time).
In the 15th minute of the first half, Matsuki Guryu (FC Tokyo) took the lead until the very end. Guryu pierced the Senegalese defense with a left-footed mid-range shot.
With this,메이저놀이터 Japan finished second in Group C, which includes Senegal, Colombia and Israel, with three points along with Colombia. Colombia took the lead by beating Israel 2-1. Senegal is at the bottom.
Japan won the right to participate in this tournament by advancing to the semifinals at the 2023 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U-20 Asian Cup held in March.
Italy also won the day. In the first group D match against Brazil, Italy scored three goals in the first half to win. Mateo Prati (SPAL) scored in the 11th minute, followed by Cesare Casadei (Reading) in the 28th and 35th minutes.
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In the 27th and 42nd minutes of the second half, Marcus Leonardo (Santos) made a comeback with multiple goals, but Brazil could not turn the game around. Group D includes Italy, Brazil, Nigeria and the Dominican Republic. Italy pushed Nigeria, who beat Dominica 2-1, to rise to first place.
The young Italian national team is expressing their regret that the adult national team could not compete in the World Cup finals in Qatar after Russia through this tournament.
The Associated Press highlighted the defeat of Brazil and Senegal, which were considered favorites, saying, “Italy beat Brazil 3-2 and Japan won a shocking 1-0 victory over Senegal.” .
Meanwhile, Korea, led by coach Kim Eun-joong, who belongs to Group F, is about to play its first match against France at 3:00 am on the 23rd. Korea competes with France, Honduras and Gambia to advance to the round of 16.