The selected of Ecuador got this Friday the pass to the round of 16 of the U-20 World Cup which takes place in Argentina, with the historic 9-0 win against Fiji that left him second in Group B.
Ray Páez, José Klinger, captain Justin Cuero (2), Alan Minda (2), Tommy Chamba and Cristhoper Zambrano (2, the first from a penalty) were the scorers for the Tri at the Unique Mother of Cities Stadium from Santiago del Estero, and will play against the second in Group F (South Korea or Honduras) on June 1.
Ecuador’s 9-0 It is the third biggest win in the story of the U-20 World Cups, after Brazil 10-Belgium 0 (1997) and Norway 12-Honduras 0 (2019).
Ecuador, merciless in the face of the facilities that Fiji granted, asserted the enormous difference between one team and another. Those led by Miguel Angel Bravo went to look for him from the start and defined the fight in the first half against the weakest team in the entire tournament.
Páez opened the scoring after an accurate assist from Nilson Angulo; and Klinger extended the lead through a good personal move. Shortly after, Leather -a real nightmare for Fiji’s defense- contributed a doublet that sealed the 4-0.
In the second half, Ecuador kept up the pressure and created more situations. mindaafter the loan of Tommy Chamba, scored the fifth and achieved the sixth before the failure of goalkeeper Isikeli Sevanaia, who replaced the injured Joji Vuakaca.
Chamba sentenced the 7-0with the loan of Minda, before the unarmed defense of Fiji. The admitted Zambrano did not want to be left out of the historic win and he increased the difference to 9 goals with a brace.
United States 2-Slovakia 0, in San Juan
The selected of The United States defeated 2-0 his pair of Slovakia at the San Juan Bicentennial to close Group B with an ideal score and no goals against.
The CONCACAF champion prevailed on goals from Cade Cowellin the first time, and Niko Tsakirisin the sixth minute of addition.
Slovakiameanwhile, remained with three units and It will depend on other results to know if he manages to qualify to round of 16 as one of the four best third parties.
The team led by Mikey Varas it’s interesting and coincides with the growth of American soccer. So made sure to play the round of 16 match next Tuesday, May 30 in Mendoza against one of the best third parties that can come out of Group A, C or D.
The three-time CONCACAF champion phase advanced with an overwhelming step: debuted with a win for the minimum about Ecuador, then thrashed Fiji (3-0) and closed the group with a solid win against Slovakia it could have been for a larger difference.