Luck eluded this time to the Argentina U20 team commanded by Javier Mascherano: they will face Nigeria in the second round, the best of all third. It will be next Wednesday at 18 at the San Juan del Bicentenario stadium.
Argentina had to wait for the results of the Group E matches, in which Uruguay won 1-0 against Tunisia and England drew goalless against Iraq, which ended up defining the fate of Japan, the other possible rival of Javier Mascherano's team.
Nigeria emerges as a rival of danger and not only because of the history and physical strength that Africans usually show in this type of competition, but because in the World Cup they have already shown that they can give the blow. The concept is insisted: it is the best of the third because it added 6 points, the same as Brazil and Italy, the other classified in Group D. The Nigerians occupied the third place by goal difference.
In the first match of the World Cup, Nigeria had to suffer to win 2-1 against the Dominican Republic, the weakest rival in the zone. But it happened that on the second day he gave the big blow by beating Italy 2-0. Already on the last day, against Brazil the Africans could not add the point they needed to remain as leaders and fell 2-0 to finish in third place. That is why it will clash against Argentina, the best of the first with ideal score, 10 goals in favor and only 1 against.
How the World Cup continues
To draw the eighth, the Argentina of Luka Romero would play the quarterfinals on Sunday, June 4 at 14.30 in the city of Santiago del Estero against an opponent that will come out of the winner in the eighths between Ecuador and the second of Group F, which will be between Gambia, South Korea and Honduras.
In train of assumptions, if Argentina manages to access the semifinals, that match will be played on Thursday, June 8 at 18 pm at the La Plata stadium, in which it would be the first time of those led by Javier Mascherano in that venue.
Can you get an idea of who the rival might be in that instance? Yes, right. And also who can no longer be. On that side of the table are confirmed as possible contenders Colombia and Italy, as well as the leader of Group E (most likely England) and a third of Group A, B or F (New Zealand, Slovakia, Honduras?).
In the same way, and always remarking that everything is in a train of speculations, Argentina already knows that there are teams with which it would not cross until the final, scheduled for Sunday, June 11 at 18 pm at the La Plata stadium.
Brazil, the United States, Uzbekistan, Israel run on the other side of the table, and to them four will be added as many that will be determined this Sunday, for example who is leader of Group F, today privilege of Gambia, or the second of Group E, today in the hands of Uruguay, in addition to two teams that will arrive as third.
San Juan. Special Envoy