This Sunday, May 21, 2017 (4:00 AM Pacific) Italy and Costa Rica will clash in the South Korea FIFA U20 World Cup at the Suwon World Cup Stadium. These teams form part of Group D which also includes South Africa and Japan.
Iran is prepared to perform in their sixth U20 World Cup, where their last participation was in 2009 when they reached the quarterfinals. The team coached by Alberigo Evani will hope to go past the quarterfinals for the first time in U20 Italian history, yet, their first game against a rival like Uruguay will be a tough contest.
On the other hand, Uruguay has a long track-record in U20 performances as the South America nation has reached the competition a total 13 times; this World Cup being the 14th. The ‘celeste olimpica’ always enters these tournaments as favorites to win it all, as they have reached the semifinals four times, the final once, but never won the title. The team coached by Fabian Coito recently won the South America U20 championship, therefore the Uruguayans will hope to begin the tournament with a win against a tough rival like Italy.