Sub 20 World Cup: Argentina seeks another victory against New Zealand in San Juan

He The Argentine Under 20 team, already qualified for the round of 16, will face New Zealand this Friday in San Juan with the aim of finishing first in Group A of the World Cup in the category. The San Juan del Bicentenario stadium will host the match that will begin at 6:00 p.m. and will be televised by Public TV, TyC Sports, and D Sports.

The team led by Javier Mascherano met the first objective of qualifying for the round of 16 after the 2-1 win against Uzbekistan, in the debut, and then against Guatemala 3-0, both in Santiago del Estero. With a draw, Argentina will secure first place in group A and therefore play the round of 16 in San Juan, next Tuesday against one of the best third-placed teams.

Mascherano analyzes making some variants to dose the physique for the next stage of the World Cup. A forced change will occur in the defense for the expulsion of Thomas Aviles, who had debuted as a starter to replace Lautaro DiLollo. The rest will be known when the technician formalizes the training, although It is discounted that the rotation will be broader than in previous games.

As it could be established, Mascherano contemplates, at least, making one variant per line. On the left side, Román Vega would enter to rest Valentín Barco, who also ended with a blow to the knee, the match against Guatemala. From midfield forward is where Mascherano has more variants and after two consecutive games as starters Mateo Tanlongo, Máximo Perrone and Valentín Carboni could come out.

Tanlongo, also has a yellow card and, like Agustín Giay, they must take care because with one more they will lose the round of 16 match since the warnings are cleaned from quarters. Up front, the scorer Alejo Veliz I would leave the position to Ignacio Master Puch, while at the extremes they compete Juan Gauto and Brian Aguirre on one side and matias soule he would be one of the few who would continue in the initial formation.

New Zealand, champion of Oceania, is forced to win to take the first place from Argentina. With the tie it will depend on the result of Uzbekistan against Guatemala to see if it advances second or third. The New Zealand team debuted with a 1-0 victory against Guatemala and in their second appearance they let slip the victory at the end and drew 2-2 against Uzbekistan. It is a compact, organized and opportunistic team in attack.

One of its leading figures, midfielder Herdman, son of Canada’s technical director, plays for the Vancouver Whitecaps reserve, a Canadian MLS team. He appears as a qualified rival but not enough to complicate Argentina’s chances of achieving their third consecutive victory in the Under 20 World Cup.

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