FIFA U-20 World Cup South Korea: Road to the Finals

The FIFA under 20 world cup is currently ongoing in South Korea. The 2017 FIFA world cup being held in South Korea is the 21 edition of the of the prestigious international youth football event since its inception. The FIFA U20 world cup South Korea 2017 is been held in 6 cities Suwon, Jeonju, Jeju, Incheon, Daejeon and Cheonan. The competition started on 20 May 2017 and it is scheduled end with the final game on 11 June 2017. The competition has 24 countries, 6 groups, 2 countries from each group qualified automatically to the round of 16 while 4 countries also qualified as the best third place countries.FIFA U-20 World Cup South Korea:

The FIFA U20 world cup is the biggest state for fresh young players to make their mark in world football. The FIFA U20 world cup has produced a wide range of players which include; Diego Maradona, Seydou Keita, Javier Saviola, Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero, Paul Pogba, John Obi Mikel, Daniel Alves, Djibril Cisse, Taye Taiwo, Giovani dos Santos, Davor Suker, Marcelo, David Trezeguet, Fernando Llorente, Alexandre Lacazette and but a few.

The FIFA U20 world cup is held every two years and each tournament provides the world with a new breed of young football stars. The 2017 edition of the FIFA U20 world cup is also leaving up to expectations with some fantastic performances​ by individual players and various countries.

Competition Statistics.

Matches Played: 48 games

Goals Scored: 133 goals

Goals per Game: 3 goals

Group A

  1. England  7pts
  2. South Korea  6pts
  3. Argentina  3pts
  4. Guinea  1pt

Matches

Argentina 0-3 England

South Korea 3-0 Guinea

England 1-1 Guinea

South Korea 2-1 Argentina

England 1-0 South Korea

Guinea 0-5 Argentina

Group B

  1. Venezuela  9pts
  2. Mexico  4pts
  3. Germany  4pts
  4. Vanuatu  0pts

Matches

Venezuela 2-0 Germany

Vanuatu 2-3 Mexico

Venezuela 7-0 Vanuatu

Mexico 0-0 Germany

Mexico 0-1 Venezuela

Germany 3-2 Vanuatu

Group C

  1. Zambia  6pts
  2. Portugal  4pts
  3. Costa Rica  4pts
  4. Iran  3pts

Matches

Zambia 2-1 Portugal

Iran 1-0 Costa Rica

Zambia 4-2 Iran

Costa Rica 1-1 Portugal

Costa Rica 1-0 Zambia

Portugal 2-1 Iran

Group D

  1. Uruguay  7pts
  2. Italy  4pts
  3. Japan  4pts
  4. South Africa  1pt

Matches

South Africa 1-2 Japan

Italy 0-1 Uruguay

South Africa 0-2 Italy

Uruguay 2-0 Japan

Uruguay 0-0 South Africa

Japan 2-2 Italy

Group E

  1. France  9pts
  2. New Zealand  4pts
  3. Honduras  3pts
  4. Vietnam  1pt

Matches

France 3-0 Honduras

Vietnam 0-0 New Zealand

France 4-0 Vietnam

New Zealand 3-1 Honduras

New Zealand 0-2 France

Honduras 2-0 Vietnam

Group F

  1. United States  5pts
  2. Senegal  4pts
  3. Saudi Arabia  4pts
  4. Ecuador 2pts

Matches

Ecuador 3-3 United States

Saudi Arabia 0-2 Senegal

Ecuador 1-2 Saudi Arabia

Senegal 0-1 United States

Senegal 0-0 Ecuador

United States 1-1 Saudi Arabia

4 Countries that Qualified to the Round of 16 as Third Place.

  1. Costa Rica
  2. Japan 
  3. Germany
  4. Saudi Arabia

Round of 16

South Korea 1-3 Portugal

Uruguay 1-0 Saudi Arabia

Venezuela 1-0 Japan (AET)

United  States 6-0 New Zealand

France 1-2 Italy

Zambia 4-3 Germany (AET)

Mexico 1-0 Senegal

England 2-1 Costa Rica

Quarter Finals

Portugal 2-2 Uruguay

Venezuela 2-1 United States

Italy 3-2 Zambia

Mexico 0-1 England

Semi Finals

8 June: Uruguay vrs Venezuela

8 June: Italy vrs England

Top Scorers

Players with 4 goals each

Jean-Kevin Augustin (France)

Riccardo Orsolini (Italy)

Josh Sargent (United States)

Sergio Cordova (Venezuela)

Fashion Sakala (Zambia)

Players with 3 goals

Reza Shekari (Iran)

Diogo Goncalves (Portugal)

Ritsu Doan (Japan)

Bong Kalo (Vanuatu)

Assists

Emmanuel Banda (Zambia) – 3 Assists

Enoch Mwepu (Zambia) – 3 Assists

Adalberto Penaranda (Venezuela) – 3 Assists

Brooks Lennon (United States) – 3 Assists

Luca de la Torre (United States) – 3 Assists

Ronaldo​ Lucena (Venezuela) – 3 Assists

The final game of the 2017 FIFA U20 world cup will be held on 11 June 2017 at the Suwon world cup stadium in Suwon , South Korea. The winner of Uruguay vrs Venezuela game will face the winner of the Italy vrs England in the final game on 11 June 2017.