The El Salvador vs Colombia game will be the final match of Group C in the FIFA U-20 World Cup this Friday, June 28, 2013 (11:00 AM PST) in Gaziantep. Colombia currently leads the group with 4 points and already qualified into the next round. El Salvador is very close to achieving a great run in the World Cup if they were to obtain a point on Friday, as they have 3 points and are just goals away from the group’s 2nd place.
Colombia will play El Salvador in a game in which they will attempt to secure the group’s top seed. With 4 points, the ‘cafeteros’ could end in first place with a win, or if Turkey ties or loses against Australia. It is for Colombia’s convenience that they obtain the 3 points as that will seed them as one of the top 4 first place teams, which means they will play one of the the four 3rd place teams in the next round.
El Salvador is in a tricky situation as no one expected them to be on the verge of qualifying into the next round; last Tuesday the ‘selecta’ made a big surprise by defeating Australia 2-1. With those 3 points, they are currently tied with Turkey with 3 points, where a tie against Colombia will give them access into the next round. A loss could eliminate them if Australia defeats Turkey.
El Salvador vs Colombia Prediction
El Salvador had a wonderful performance in their last match against Australia. They were able to take advantage of the few scoring opportunities given to them, and if they do that against Colombia, they will go into the next round. Colombia on the other hand is the best team in Group C, and they have also played like that. This team possesses a strong midfield, and a good set of strikers lead by Jhon Cordoba.
Friday’s El Salvador vs Colombia match will have a Colombian team who will play calmly, but also with the mentality that they need a win to secure the group’s lead. El Salvador will be desperate to score, and if they receive a goal first, that will be their end. The El Salvador vs Colombia match will end 2-0 in favor of the ‘cafeteros’.
El Salvador vs Colombia Television
The El Salvador vs Colombia FIFA U-20 World Cup match will be televised this Friday, June 28, 2013 on Univision at 11:00 AM Pacific.