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For the third time in a row, Italy finish in the top four at the U20 World Cup – Vermouth Deportivo

La Azura eliminated Colombia and advanced to the semi-finals of the competition, something that has become a custom in recent editions.

Italy showed in San Juan that it is a candidate to win the U20 World Cup and more so with Israel’s elimination at the hands of Brazil. He sent Colombia through with moments of very good football and finished in the top four for the third time in a row, something that historically is not so common among Italian youth teams.

is that the Azzurra had played only seven editions so far and in the first five of them it only reached the quarterfinals. eliminations in the group stage in Tunisia 1977 and Australia 1981, and three in the quarter-finals, namely the Soviet Union 1987, the Netherlands 2005 and Egypt 2009. Now things seem to be changing and definitely for the better.

He was very much the hero in the last two. In South Korea 2017, a team led by Alberico Ivani, which included names such as Nicolo Barella and Riccardo Orsolini, lost in the semi-finals against England and then won on penalties against Uruguay in the duel for third and fourth place.

While in the last World Cup Poland 2019, he was thrown out in the same case along with the champion Ukraine. For third place, this time he could not and lost in extra time with a revelation from Ecuador. The key figure in that team was striker Andrea Pinamonti who currently plays for Sassuolo.

For The Third Time In A Row, Italy Finish In The Top Four At The U20 World Cup - Vermouth Deportivo
Richard Mina Of Ecuador Celebrates After Scoring His Side’S Opening Goal During The Third Place Match Between Italy And Ecuador At The U20 World Cup Football In Gdynia, Poland, Friday, June 14, 2019. (Ap Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

Once again Italy is one of the best in the youth tournament and it remains to be seen whether they win or not. For now, an opponent is awaited from Nigeria and South Korea who will face each other tomorrow afternoon. They were defeated in the opening round at Mendoza against the Africans.

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