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How many times have South Americans and Europeans met in the final of the U20 World Cup?

This will be the tenth final in which teams from these two regions face each other in a World Cup tournament

Italy And Uruguay will give life to a new final between South Americans and Europeans in sub 20 world cup, This will be the tenth final in which teams from these regions meet and will feature an unprecedented champion, as neither has won the tournament before.

In this definition, the European teams would have the possibility of equaling the South Americans in the number of finals won. Under the definitions given so far, South Americans win five times and Europeans four times. However, the last three matches were for the guys from the old continent.

Argentina is the most successful, having played in two finals against Europeans and winning both. They won 2–1 against the Soviet Union in Japan in 1979 and 2–1 in Canada against the Czech Republic in 2007.

For its part, Brazil is the one that has represented the region the most having played in five finals and won three. They won against Spain on two occasions by narrow margins (1991 and 2003) and also beat Portugal 3–2 in Colombia 2011.

Whereas, he also knew how to lose 4-2 on penalties against Portugal in 1991 when the Portuguese team was the host and the other defeat was more recent 2-1 against Serbia in New Zealand 2015.

Uruguay will play in their second final and will look to win after losing 4–1 on penalties to Turkey in 2013 following a goalless draw. Venezuela was the last to reach the final and lost to England in 2017.

Japan 1979: Argentina 2-1 Soviet Union

USSR 1985: Brazil 1-0 Spain

Portugal 1991: Portugal 0-0 (4-2) Brazil

UAE 2003: Brazil 1-0 Spain

Canada 2007: Argentina 2-1 Czech Republic

Colombia 2011: Brazil 3-2 Portugal

Türkiye 2013: France 0-0 (4-1) Uruguay

New Zealand 2015: Serbia 2-1 Brazil

South Korea 2017: England 1-0 Venezuela

Argentina 2023: Uruguay – Italy

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