Uruguay secured a 2-0 victory over the USA, and as a result, they have booked a semi-final match against Israel in Argentina 2023. Juan de los Santos was instrumental in the victory as he set up both goals.
USA 0-2 Uruguay
Goals: Duarte (21), Wynder OG (56)
Juan de los Santos played a crucial role in Uruguay’s victory over the USA in the quarter-finals of the FIFA U-20 World Cup Argentina 2023™. His invention resulted in both goals that secured the win for La Celeste, who will now face Israel in the semi-finals on Thursday.
De los Santos showed great skill to get past Justin Che and then delivered a cross into the box for Anderson Duarte, who easily tapped the ball home for the first goal. Later on, De los Santos made another low cross, but this time it was deflected into the net by Joshua Wynder, resulting in an own goal.
Although Cade Cowell tried his best to bring the USA back into the game, one of his goal-bound attempts hit his own teammate, Rokas Pukstas, and went out of play, allowing Uruguay to maintain their lead and secure their place in the semi-finals.
Uruguay became the first team to keep a clean sheet against USA in 15 FIFA U-20 World Cup matches.
In another quarter game, Korea Republic beat Nigeria 1-0 after extra-time to set up a FIFA U-20 World Cup semi-final against Italy.
Korea Republic 1-0 Nigeria
Goal: Choi (95)