The first date of the group stage of the Sub 20 world closed this Monday with many goals and, above all, the South Korea thrashed by defeating France 2-1 in Group F. In the same area, Gambia won by the same result against Honduras; while for Group E, the favorites won: Uruguay thrashed Iraq 4-0 and England celebrated a tight 1-0 win against Tunisia.
The South Koreans livened up the day by giving the note at the Malvinas Argentinas stadium in Mendoza. The match began with absolute dominance by France but after a corner kick, the Asian team launched a lethal counterattack and in just three touches he was already in the opposite arc and a goal up thanks to the definition of striker Seung-won Lee (plays for Gangwon FC in his country) after 22 minutes.
France continued its dominance in development, with the ball in their possession and faced with the latent threat of a new counter attack by a withdrawn rival. South Korea endured and endured and at 64 they lit up again with a set piece center and header from their captainmidfielder Young-jun Lee (Gimcheon Sangmu of the South Korean Second Division).
The European cast needed a shake from their coach, who made three changes from one serve so that after a while his team found the discount, after a penalty -arguable- committed by the rival goalkeeper: the winger Alan Virginius (Lille) exchanged it for goal and that was the last gala joy of the afternoon. A piece of information that reflects what the game was like: France tried 23 shots (6 on target) against 8 of the South Koreans (5)..
Gambia 2, Honduras 1 in Mendoza
In the other party of the group, Gambia and Honduras exchanged early emotions until things settled in favor of the Africans towards the end. Forward Adam Bojang (Steve Biko of Gambia) scored after a minute of play and Honduran Marco Aceituno (Real España) equalized after 5 minutes. Finally, at 84 minutes, Bojang defined history with his double.
England 1, Tunisia 0 in La Plata
In Group E there were no surprises. The action started with the England’s modest success over Tunisia thanks to a 25th-minute header from striker Dane Scarlett (Portsmouth of the English Third).
Uruguay 4, Iraq 0 in La Plata
In the second turn of the day played in La Plata, the public enjoyed the exhibition offered by Uruguay against the Iraqis with goals midfielder Matías Abaldo (Defender Sporting) at 38, striker Andrés Ferrari (Defender; already bought by Villarreal of Spain) at 48, goalkeeper Hussein Hasan (Al Karkh; poor performance) against at 62 and the defender Alan Matturro, who also played in Defensor until recently and in January was bought by Genoa of Italy.