The Dominican Republic will make its long-awaited debut in the FIFA U-20 World Cup Argentina 2023 this Sunday, May 21, starting at 2:00 in the afternoon (DR time) when it faces its counterpart from Nigeria at the Malvinas Argentinas Stadium. from the city of Mendoza. It will be a historic event as it is his first presentation in the soccer world cup of any category, modality and gender.
Sedofútbol is looking forward to the first date of group D, which is also made up of Brazil and Italy.
The commitment will be broadcast in an open signal throughout the country through CDN Deportes.
The ecumenical contest brings together the best 24 U-20 national teams in the world, who will compete divided into six groups of four each. The first two places in each group plus the two best third places will advance to the quarterfinals.
The Dominican Republic carried out a preparation of several months that included matches against the also World Cup players Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Honduras, Uzbekistan and Ecuador. The national team arrived in Buenos Aires last Tuesday May 9 to carry out the process of adaptation to the country and settled in Mendoza on May 16 with a view to the start of the World Cup.
“We are very excited and very happy because we will already have our first game, we are going to go out on the field to give 150%”, Edison Azcona commented before the last training session before the game against Nigeria.
“Being here is a great opportunity for us, we are going to give it our all and show that the Dominican Republic is present. Before it was a dream and it is now a reality, we are going to debut in a soccer world cup”, said midfielder Àngel Montes De Oca.
For his part, defender Kleffer Tuesday spoke of the importance of the experiences acquired from the entire pre-World Cup process up to the World Cup. “I think we are doing very well because every time you progress through the phase as we have been doing, your level grows. We are ready and united to give everything for the country”.
The team reconnaissed the playing field of the Malvinas Argentinas Stadium on Saturday at noon and their last training session before the first game at the Godoy Cruz Club Sports Complex, on the outskirts of Mendoza between 3:00 and 5:00 PM. and in this way it was in tune for its World Cup premiere.
Until this Saturday, more than 15,000 tickets were sold for the match between the Dominican Republic and Nigeria.