This Wednesday, May 31, 2017 (1:00 AM Pacific) Uruguay will play Saudi Arabia in the round of 16 in the 2017 U20 FIFA World Cup at the Suwon World Cup Stadium in Suwon, South Korea. Both teams will be looking for a ticket to the quarterfinals and should produce an enticing duel in this encounter.
Uruguay finished the competition undefeated, topping Group D with seven points. The South American team defeated Italy and Japan and finished the group stages with a 0-0 draw against South Africa. Uruguay did not concede a goal in the group stages and will be a tough team to knock out of the tournament with a rigid defense being the strongest component of the team.
Saudi Arabia had a distinct road to the round of 16 than that of Uruguay finishing in third place in Group F with four points. The Middle Eastern side had a rocky start to the tournament losing 2-0 to Senegal but then followed that up with a victory against Ecuador and a draw against the United States to wrap up the group stages. Saudi Arabia will be facing a tough opponent and should have a complicated match but the motivation both teams have, to advance should make for an exciting match.