FIFA U-20 World Cup: Group Stage Fixtures and Results

FIFA U-20 World Cup: Group Stage Fixtures and Results
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The 2023 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Argentina concluded its group-stage fixtures on Sunday, 28 May. Intriguing results, late goals, high-scoring encounters, and surprising exits made the FIFA U-20 World Cup group stages a grand success.

Hundred and six (106) goals were scored in the group stages, with Ecuador finishing as the highest-scoring team with 11 goals recorded. Most of it came due to their 9-0 win over Fiji, the biggest win of the group stages.

FIFA U-20 World Cup Fixtures and Results

Group A Results

May 20, Saturday

  • Guatemala 0 – 1 New Zealand
  • Argentina 2 – 1 Uzbekistan

May 23, Tuesday

  • Uzbekistan 2 – 2 New Zealand
  • Argentina 3 – 0 Guatemala

May 26, Friday

  • Uzbekistan 2 – 0 Guatemala
  • New Zealand 0 – 5 Argentina

Argentina, Uzbekistan and New Zealand qualified from Group A.

Group B Fixtures and Results

May 20, Saturday

  • United States 1 – 0 Ecuador
  • Fiji 0 – 4 Slovakia

May 23, Tuesday

  • United States 3 – 0 Fiji
  • Ecuador 2 – 1 Slovakia

May 26, Friday

  • Ecuador 9 – 0 Fiji
  • Slovakia 0 – 2 United States

United States, Ecuador and Slovakia qualified from Group B.

Group C Fixtures and Results

May 21, Sunday

  • Israel 1 – 2 Colombia
  • Senegal 0 – 1 Japan 

May 24, Wednesday

  • Senegal 1 – 1 Israel
  • Japan 1 – 2 Colombia

May 27, Saturday

  • Colombia 1 – 1 Senegal
  • Japan 1 – 2 Israel

Colombia and Israel qualified from Group C.

Group D Fixtures and Results

May 21, Sunday

May 24, Wednesday

May 27, Saturday

Brazil, Italy and Nigeria qualified from Group D.

Group E Fixtures and Results

May 22, Monday

  • England 1 – 0 Tunisia
  • Uruguay 4 – 0 Iraq

May 25, Thursday

  • Uruguay 2 – 3 England
  • Iraq 0 – 3 Tunisia

May 28, Sunday

  • Iraq 0 – 0 England
  • Tunisia 0 – 1 Uruguay

England, Uruguay and Tunisia qualified from Group E.

Group F Fixtures and Results

May 22, Monday

  • France 1 – 2 Korea Republic
  • Gambia 2 – 1 Honduras

May 25, Thursday

  • France 1 – 2 Gambia
  • Korea Republic 2 – 2 Honduras

May 28, Sunday

  • Honduras 1 – 3 France
  • Korea Republic 0 – 0 Gambia

Korea Republic and the Gambia qualified from Group F.

The Shocking Early Exits

Senegal

Senegal was paired in Group C with Colombia, Israel and Japan. The African U-20 Champions came to Argentina on the back of six straight wins, with expectations sky-high. Unfortunately, Malik Daf's side disappointedly crashed out in the group stage, recording two draws and one loss. They finished bottom of Group C with two points, becoming the only African side that didn't advance into the Round of 16.

France

The Euro U-19 semi-finalists were paired in Group F with Gambia, South Korea and Honduras. However, Les Bleuets, who had exciting players, couldn't live up to expectations. They lost twice and won one, which wasn't enough to finish as one of the four third-placed teams. It was a tournament to forget for the French side.

FIFA U20 World Cup Round of 16 Fixtures

May 30, Tuesday

  • United States vs New Zealand
  • Uzbekistan vs Israel

May 31, Wednesday

  • England vs Italy
  • Brazil vs Tunisia
  • Argentina vs Nigeria
  • Colombia vs Slovakia

June 1, Thursday

  • Gambia vs Uruguay
  • Ecuador vs Korea Republic

This article was most recently revised and updated 11 months ago

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