This Monday, May 22, 2017 (4:00 AM Pacific) Saudi Arabia will play Senegal in the 2017 U20 FIFA World Cup at the Incheon Stadium in South Korea. Both tea form part of Group F alongside Ecuador and the United States.
Saudi Arabia will be playing in its eighth U20 World Cup and its highest finish in the competition came in 2011, reaching the round of 16. Group F is fairly competitive and the Middle Eastern team will need a win here to stay competitive in the tournament. The full squad plays domestically in Saudi Arabia and it will be interesting to see how it performs in this contested competition.
Senegal has had success in the past in the U20 World Cup and always count with a strong core of players. In the 2015 edition of the tournament, the Western African team reached the semifinals and fell to Brazil. Senegal will be looking for a similar performance in this year’s edition of the tournament. The African team does have several young players, some of which do not even surpass 18-years-old. The youngest player on the team is 15-year-old, Mamadou Mbaye who should be an intriguing player to watch. The match should be a hard-fought encounter with no clear favorite, which should make for an entertaining game.