2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup 23rd May - 15th June

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    ctp Full Member

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    BeforeKeanetherewasRobson Full Member

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    Sounds like Gladiator.

    "My name is Maximiliano Centurion and I will have my revenge in this U-20 World Cup or the next"
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    Peyroteo Professional Ronaldo PR Guy

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    Bunch of overrated players who think they're stars because they won a few youth competitions... Getting knocked out happens but to get knocked out like that was an embarassment.

    Hopefully it does them some good in the long term.
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    utdalltheway Sexy Beast

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    Just watching a rerun of Korea v Argentina.
    The Koreans doing well to harry the Argies and limit their chances, while taking the couple of chances they have had.
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    Billy Blaggs Flacco of the Blaggs tribe

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    What a save
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    sport2793 Full Member

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    This thread is dead, what about that US upset of France? Not the biggest surprise in my opinion but with Mendez being banned I thought France would definitely walk it.
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    Classical Mechanic Full Member

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    Which player has lit up the tournament?
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    Class of 63 Full Member

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    Been impressed with Sékou Koïta(currently on loan @ Wolfsberger AC from FC Liefering)aged 19 for Mali, made his full International debut as a 16 year old.
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    Mibabalou Full Member

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    Big upset for USA over France, they held out well but that mistake from the Lafont was very surprising.
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    Spiersey Chelsea fan

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    France were very underwhelming all tournament. Laboured massively in the group stage. Probably a bit unfortunate to go out today, they were the better team, missed too many chances. Made negative subs at 2-1 as well which hindered them after the equaliser. It's incredibly wide open now, anyone can win.
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    André Dominguez Full Member

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    Not surprised with Portugal and France performances. Most of both teams players already play at professional level and are completely tired at season ending. Unlinke the Seniro WC, the time to prepare U20 WC is not as much.
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    The Nani New Member

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    Totally random one I’ve been impressed with is the New Zealand LB Liberato Cacace. Technically excellent and a bit of a nutter which I like.

    De Bruyne-esque ball and assist of the tournament for me against Columbia at 0:18 in the video below. Also took the piss on his peno.

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    Nickosaur Full Member

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    Seydou Keita regen
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    Don't know what regen means, but totally agree ;)
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    Mali just equalised in the 120' mark to make it 2-2 against Argentina. Their fighting spirit is winning over the Polish crowd who are now fully on Mali's side.
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    The Nani New Member

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    Scenes. Great match.
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    Crazy finish. Could have had a winner at the end, too.
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    The Nani New Member

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    Mali through on penos. Well in, lads.

    Some proper quality penalties too.
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    ATXRedDevil Full Member

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    Always nice to see Argentina lose at any level. Great comeback by Mali.

    US has a real shot at this.
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    The Nani New Member

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    Oh and Kangin Lee has been really impressive too.

    I’d love for us to sign that kid.
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    utdalltheway Sexy Beast

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    Just catching up on highlights.
    The US win was great. It’ll get interesting if they manage to get past Ecuador.

    Don’t know how Japan lost to S Korea, at least based on the 3 min highlights I saw. They had the best chances but Korea got the only goal.
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    In Rainbows Full Member

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    He's been a top prospect for Valencia for years. Great technical player.
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    Dwazza Gunnar Solskjær Lutefisk is it!

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    Sergio Quintero of Ecuador caught my eye. Wears number 16, too. :drool:
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    The Nani New Member

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    First time I've seen him. Really has been a livewire. Runs himself into the ground too.

    I watch La Liga much less than any other league.
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    Ecuador have a Golden Generation coming up at the moment. They won the U20 South American championship earlier this year beating Brail in the final.

    Sporting signed one of their best if not their best talent coming up in Gonzalo Plata who was also being scouted by Barcelona. He is 18 and has been one of the standout players in this World Cup.

    Another good talent is their striker Leonardo Campana. Good positional sense and technical ability. They have a gold mine coming through. I think if they beat USA they will win the whole thing. Plata and Campana are the two biggest talents from Ecuador in my opinion.

    Other talents from there Golden Generation:
    -Jose Cifuentes
    -Alexandre Alvarado
    -Jordan Rezabala

    TALENT OF THE DAY Gonzalo Plata Age: 18 Country: [​IMG] Club: Sporting CP Position: LW/RW Player role: flamboyant winger Strengths: pace, technique, dribbling, close control, creativity Foot: left Similar type of player: Riyad Mahrez Potential: 8,5/10

    Absolutely brilliant at the World Cup U20. One of tournament's best players so far. Exceptional ability to maneuver in small spaces, joy to watch. Sporting CP got themselves another fantastic winger.
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    Dwazza Gunnar Solskjær Lutefisk is it!

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    Yeah, they were scintillating against Uruguay the other day. All thanks to Tony V, no doubt. :cool:
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    SportingCP96 Full Member

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    Will be a great game on Saturday!
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    antohan gets aroused by tagline boobs

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    It wasn't a final, the U20 is played out in two group stages and a roundrobin of qualified teams.

    They were excellent in winning both the group and the roundrobin. Strangely, we had beaten them in both, we were bound to see our luck run out :annoyed:

    We really should have a look at them, we are hugely popular in Ecuador due to TonyV, no other Ecuadorian has played at the biggest club and stages of his time since Alberto Spencer in the 60s.
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    SportingCP96 Full Member

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    Oh I thought they won the Competition though?

    And yes I agree this team has lots of talent and United should keep an eye on the top prospects of this team.
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    antohan gets aroused by tagline boobs

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    Yes, but they won a roundrobin/group format, the game with Brazil was their last but not a final. Brazil didn't even qualify to the World Cup.
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    SportingCP96 Full Member

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    Ahh I see now! Thanks for clearing that up!
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    Spiersey Chelsea fan

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    Italy Mali a fun watch right now. Comical own goal from Mali but a nice equaliser. Both sides had big chances for 2-1.
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    Kalela New Member

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    Referee ruined the Italy/Mali game with that sending off. Should have been a yellow card. Sent off Mali's best player, in my estimation, too.
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    Kalela New Member

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    The way this Mali/Italy game is being refereed is suspicious.
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    SportingCP96 Full Member

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    Cracking goal for Ecuador and they lead the USA 1-0
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    Dwazza Gunnar Solskjær Lutefisk is it!

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    Screamer that one. Holy feck.
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    SportingCP96 Full Member

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    I said in a post above Cifuentes is one of there jewels along with Campana and Plata. I think this Ecuador team could go all the way.
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    SportingCP96 Full Member

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    1-1 Weah scores :drool:
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    Dwazza Gunnar Solskjær Lutefisk is it!

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    Nice finish. Fair amount of luck to get the chance, though :lol:
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    SportingCP96 Full Member

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    Keeper could of done better too. The shot went down the middle.