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Argentina vs Mali for third place at the U17 World Cup in Indonesia: what time is it, where and how to watch it

2023-11-30T23:07:53.533Z

Highlights: Argentina plays Mali for third place at the U17 World Cup in Indonesia. The match will be played this Friday from 9:00 a.m. (Argentine time) The final will be next Saturday between Germany and France. Argentina has never made it past the semi-finals the five times it has played (1991, 1995, 2001, 2003 and 2013) If it wins, it will be able to equal the best performances it achieved when it reached third place in 1991, 1995 and 2003.


Placente's team is going for the podium against the Africans. It is the closing of a great tournament for the boys of the National Team.Broadcast by TV Pública, TyC Sports and DSports.


The Argentina U-17 National Team seeks to finish third in the World Cup in the category held in Indonesia, playing against Mali at the Manahan Stadium in the city of Surakarta. The match will be played this Friday from 9:00 a.m. (Argentine time) with the referee of the Chinese Ming Fu, and in case of ending in a tie it will be defined with shots from the penalty spot, without extension.

The final will be next Saturday between Germany, who eliminated Argentina in the semi-finals on penalties after a 90-3 draw after 3 minutes, and France, who beat Mali 2-1.

Argentina, coached by Diego Placente, started the tournament with a loss to Senegal (2-1) but then bounced back with wins over Japan (3-1) and Poland (4-0) to finish top of Group D.

In the knockout stage they thrashed Venezuela (5-0), then repeated a great performance against Brazil (3-0), until the aforementioned defeat against the Germans.

Argentina had a very good performance with high-level players such as Claudio Echeverri, the star of the team and author of the three goals against Brazil, Agustín Ruberto, scorer of the tournament, and Valentino Acuña, among several others.

Valentino Acuña, one of the most outstanding figures of the National Team. Photo: AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim.

Mali finished second in Group B, behind Spain, after drawing against the Iberians (2-2) and beating Uzbekistan (3-0) and Canada (5-1), eliminating Mexico (5-0) in the round of 1, Morocco in the quarterfinals (0-<>) and being beaten by France.

Argentina has never made it past the semi-finals the five times it has played (1991, 1995, 2001, 2003 and 2013) and if it wins, it will be able to equal the best performances it achieved when it reached third place in 1991, 1995 and 2003.

Probable formations

Argentina: Jeremias Florentin; Dylan Gorosito, Juan Giménez, Tobias Palacio and Octavio Ontivero; Valentino Acuña and Mariano Gerez; Claudio Echeverri, Ian Subiabre and Santiago López; Agustín Ruberto. DT: Diego Placente.

Mali: Bourama Kone; Moussa Trore, Souleymane Sanogo, Issa Traore and Baye Coulibaly; Hamidou Makalou, Sekou Kone and Ange Martial Tia, Ibrahim Diarra, Ibrahim Kanate and Mahamoud Barry. DT: Soumalia Coulibaly.

Referee: Ming Fu (China)

Venue: Manahan Stadium

Time: 9 Argentina

Televisa: TV Pública, TyC Sports and DSports.

Source: Télam

Source: clarin

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