The El Salvador vs Australia FIFA U-20 World Cup match will be this Tuesday, June 25, 2013 (8:00 AM PST) at the Turkish coastal town, Rize. The game between the ‘Selecta’ and the ‘Socceroos’ could be a defining match for the Central American squad, as a loss will eliminate them from the tournament. El Salvador lost in their opening match against the tournament’s hosts, Turkey, 3-0; Australia tied 1-1 against Colombia. Both squads will look for the 3 points on Tuesday, as tie or a loss will create a difficult scenario of qualifying into the World Cup’s next round.
The El Salvador U-20 national team will put all of their effort and hopes on the field when they face Australia in a crucial Group C match. After a disastrous opening match against Turkey, the ‘selecta’ needs a win in order to remain alive in the competition. This is a team that is not a favorite to move into the next round, but a win against Australia will at least keep them in the hunt. To obtain the 3 points, El Salvador has to fix the gaps in the defensive line, as all 3 Turkish goals were produced after counter-attacks.
The ‘socceroos’ are in a great position to qualify into the next round after their tie with Colombia in the first match. This is a team with a fair defense and midfield, who does not make many mistakes on the field. With a win on Tuesday, they will eliminate El Salvador, but most importantly, they could finish the day in the group’s lead depending on the final score in the Colombia vs Turkey match (11:00 AM PST Univision Deportes).
El Salvador vs Australia Prediction
The El Salvador vs Australia match will be a close game between two teams who are not favorites to go deep into the tournament. While Australia has a good chance of finishing 2nd in Group C, they are still a weak squad offensively. El Salvador on the other hand is the underdog in the group, and a win against Australia will be a long-shot. On Tuesday, both sides will attempt to play offensively, therefore, defensive mistakes will determine the ending result. The El Salvador vs Australia match will end 2-1 in favor of the ‘socceroos’.
El Salvador vs Australia Television
The El Salvador vs Australia U-20 FIFA World Cup match will be broadcast online this Tuesday, June 25, 2013 on ESPN 3 at 8:00 AM Pacific.