2019 FIFA U20 World Cup: Non-U.S. team and tournament news

Discussion in 'Youth National Teams' started by Dave Marino-Nachison, Dec 14, 2018.

  1. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
    I couldn't find a thread for this. It seems as good a time as any to start one, updating with this info from FIFA:

    Coinciding with the Polish Football Association’s 100th anniversary in 2019, the country is gearing up to host its first-ever FIFA tournament, the FIFA U-20 World Cup, to be played from 23 May to 15 June 2019.

    ...

    Each of the six Host Cities will stage a minimum of seven matches. The opening match and the final will take place in Łódź, while Bielsko-Biała, Bydgoszcz, Gdynia, Lublin and Tychy will each host at least two games featuring one of the top-seeded teams.

    Besides hosts Poland, the following countries have already qualified for the tournament:

    AFC: Japan, Korea Republic, Qatar and Saudi Arabia

    Concacaf: Honduras, Mexico, Panama and the United States

    OFC: New Zealand and Tahiti

    UEFA: France, Italy, Norway, Portugal and Ukraine

    The qualified teams from CAF and CONMEBOL will be confirmed in time for the competition draw, which will be held on 24 February in Gdynia. Fans from all over the world will be able to purchase tickets on FIFA.com right after the draw.
    Here's the tournament site:

    https://www.fifa.com/u20worldcup/

    For the heck of it, will just note that 2019 will mark the 20th anniversary of the team that ended up losing to eventual champions Spain in the first round of the knockout stage. We went down 3 goals in the first half, then Twellman pulled back two.

    https://www.fifa.com/u20worldcup/matches/round=191322/match=31066/index.html#nosticky

    I did find video of a group stage loss to Japan for those who want to relive some seriously baggy uniforms.

     
  2. don Lamb

    don Lamb Member

    mine
    United States
    Aug 31, 2017
    Funny to see what a poor standard of play that was...
     
  3. butters59

    butters59 Member+

    Feb 22, 2013
    Looks better than some recent U-20 teams to me. Rimando, Dolo, Boca, Garcia, Twellman.
     
  4. don Lamb

    don Lamb Member

    mine
    United States
    Aug 31, 2017
    Yeah, not talking about the roster but the style of play -- specifically, the lack of organization, possession, and technique. It's especially noticeable when you consider that two of the youth programs that have grown the most in the last two decades are Japan and the US.
     
  5. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
    Meanwhile, CONMEBOL will send four teams from a tournament scheduled for Jan./Feb. 2019 in Chile. CAF will do the same, from a February tournament in Niger.
     
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  6. TimB4Last

    TimB4Last Member+

    May 5, 2006
    Dystopia
    CONMEBOL qualifying is now underway ...
     
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  7. TimB4Last

    TimB4Last Member+

    May 5, 2006
    Dystopia
    Venezuela 1-0 Colombia, a bad loss for Colombia, who played a man up the whole second half, led 19-6 on shots and 68-32 on possession, but conceded a goal on a free kick midway through the second half.
     
  8. TimB4Last

    TimB4Last Member+

    May 5, 2006
    Dystopia
    Chile 1-1 Bolivia, not a good start for tournament host Chile, although they trailed for much of the game.
     
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  9. TimB4Last

    TimB4Last Member+

    May 5, 2006
    Dystopia
    Today Group B kicks off, with Ecuador v Paraguay and Uruguay v Peru.
     
  10. TimB4Last

    TimB4Last Member+

    May 5, 2006
    Dystopia
    Ecuador 3-0 Paraguay, Ecuador took control with two 1st-half goals, then scored a 2nd-half PK; Paraguay played down a man the last 15 minutes.

    Uruguay 0-1 Peru, 0-0 at HT with shots 12-2 Uruguay, and possession 56-44 Peru; by game's end Uruguay's shot advantage reached 28-5, while possession in the end very slightly favored Uruguay. Those stats weren't helpful enough, however, as Peru scored a PK early in the second half, with its only shot on goal, then held on for the win.
     
  11. TimB4Last

    TimB4Last Member+

    May 5, 2006
    Dystopia
    Back to Group A on Saturday, with Colombia v Brazil and Chile v Venezuela.
     
  12. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
    Here's the CONMEBOL web site for the tournament. As is often the case in competitive confederations, it's not hard to imagine a scenario where "big" teams don't make it out -- esp. if Chile makes it through as host, for example.

    http://conmebol.com/es/sudamericano-sub20-chile2019
     
  13. TimB4Last

    TimB4Last Member+

    May 5, 2006
    Dystopia
    #13 TimB4Last, Jan 20, 2019
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2019
    Yesterday's results:

    Colombia 0-0 Brazil, ordinarily not a bad result for Colombia, but after an opening loss they are poorly placed to advance. Colombia had a slight advantage in shots, 8-6, with possession almost even.

    Chile 1-2 Venezuela, Venezuela came to play, apparently. Now, with wins over Colombia and Chile, Venezuela seems certain to advance (to the final group stage). Hosts Chile are in trouble, and must now try to beat Brazil and Colombia.

    These highlights are somewhat scattered, but the goals are well-covered from various angles.

     
  14. TimB4Last

    TimB4Last Member+

    May 5, 2006
    Dystopia
    Today Argentina enters the fray, first Paraguay v Argentina, then Uruguay v Ecuador.
     
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  15. TimB4Last

    TimB4Last Member+

    May 5, 2006
    Dystopia
    Paraguay 1-1 Argentina, both goals in the first half, with Paraguay's coming at the very end of the half. Argentina with a heavy advantage in shots (15-6) and possession (70/30). Paraguay is in trouble, and Argentina has a long way to go.

    Uruguay 3-1 Ecuador, exciting first half, with Uruguay taking a 2-1 lead just before halftime. Shots at halftime were 8-3 Uruguay, but possession 64/36 for Ecuador. By games end shots were 16-7 Uruguay but possession remained heavily in Ecuador's favor 67/33. Uruguay with an insurance goal in stoppage time.

    Note that several of these games have had 5+ minutes added on, which I think is good.
     
  16. TimB4Last

    TimB4Last Member+

    May 5, 2006
    Dystopia
    On we go, back to group A, Colombia v Bolivia and Brazil v Venezuela.
     
  17. TimB4Last

    TimB4Last Member+

    May 5, 2006
    Dystopia
    Highlights from yesterday, while we're waiting for today's action ...

    Paraguay 1-1 Argentina



    Uruguay 3-1 Ecuador

     
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  18. TimB4Last

    TimB4Last Member+

    May 5, 2006
    Dystopia
    Colombia 1-0 Bolivia, Colombia won a must win game, to stay alive, and play Chile on Friday with a chance to advance. Bolivia, still to face Venezuela on Wednesday and Brazil on Friday, looks likely on the way out. Colombia led in shots 24-17 - that's a lot of shooting! - and 61/39 in possession.

    Brazil 2-1 Venezuela
    , Brazil managed to slow down the Venezuelan train, but both teams seems likely to advance. Venezuela actually took more shots, 8-6, and had slightly greater possession 52/48, but couldn't score until 2nd half stoppage time.
     
  19. TimB4Last

    TimB4Last Member+

    May 5, 2006
    Dystopia
    Colombia 1-0 Bolivia



    Brazil 2-1 Venezuela

     
  20. Thundering165

    Thundering165 Member

    North Carolina FC
    United States
    May 1, 2017
    Samuel Sosa had his second goal from a free kick against Brazil. The kid is legit, I wonder if any MLS teams are looking at him.
     
  21. TimB4Last

    TimB4Last Member+

    May 5, 2006
    Dystopia
    Catching up ...

    Yesterday's results - Argentina 0-1 Ecuador and Paraguay 1-0 Peru - had the effect of evening out Group B. With a draw and a loss to start, Argentina may now need to beat both Uruguay (tomorrow) and Peru (Saturday) to advance.

    Standings for both groups here: https://www.google.com/search?q=con...-8#sie=lg;/g/11c6zk991d;2;/m/0f9ct2;st;fp;1;;

    Today's games: Bolivia v Venezuela and Chile v Brazil - host Chile with their backs to the wall.
     
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  22. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
    If the hosts don't advance, they may engender a less-than-warm, or even cool, response from their fans. I couldn't think of a more clever way to say that, but perhaps the smart people of BigSoccer YNT can.
     
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  23. TimB4Last

    TimB4Last Member+

    May 5, 2006
    Dystopia
    Group A is nearing its final shape, but it is still too close to call, with four of five rounds completed:

    Yesterday's results: Bolivia 0-1 Venezuela, Chile 1-0 Brazil

    Venezuela has finished their four matches, and they will finish first (and advance, of course, to the Final Hex). Bolivia needs to win and get some help; but Chile, Brazil and Colombia all control their own destiny - win and advance.

    Group standings here: https://www.google.com/search?q=con...-8#sie=lg;/g/11c6zk991d;2;/m/0f9ct2;st;fp;1;;

    Two key games tomorrow: Brazil v Bolivia and Chile v Colombia.
     
  24. TimB4Last

    TimB4Last Member+

    May 5, 2006
    Dystopia
    Today we have Peru v Ecuador and Uruguay v Argentina, both high-stakes games between rivals - with no margin for error. Note especially that Argentina faces elimination today.
     
  25. AutoPenalti

    AutoPenalti Am I famous yet?

    Sep 26, 2011
    Coconut Creek
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Equator beats Peru 3-1.
    Argentina, facing elimination, currently 0-0 with Uruguay in the 11th minute
     
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