FIFA U-20 World Cup: Tunisia Aiming to Rattle Brazil in Quarterfinals Quest

FIFA U-20 World Cup: Tunisia Aiming to Rattle Brazil in Quarterfinals Quest
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The FIFA U-20 World Cup Round of 16 fixtures got underway with the United States of America's (USA) 4-0 win over New Zealand. Nigeria, Tunisia, and Gambia will also be in action as they attempt to make the quarter-finals.

Tunisia will be up against South American football giants Brazil at the Estadio Único Diego Armando Maradona as they try to reach the latter stages of the competition.

Brazil U20 vs Tunisia U20 Match Preview

Brazil

The Seleção U20 side suffered a 3-2 defeat in their opening game against Italy, but regrouped and came back stronger, thrashing the Dominican Republic 6-0 in their second game. They followed up the result with another impressive 2-0 win over Nigeria to cushion their qualification into this round.

Brazil are the second most successful team in the competition, only behind Argentina. After missing out on glory in the 2017 and 2019 editions, they're gunning for the ultimate prize on their return to the showpiece event. The South Americans begin as favourites but will take nothing for granted against a determined Tunisia side.

Form guide: WWDLWW

Tunisia

The U20 Carthage Eagles lost to England in their first match 1-0 but defeated Iraq 3-0 courtesy of three second-half goals in the next game. They emerged second best against Uruguay in the last group fixture but qualified from Group E as one of the best third-placed teams.

Since Tunisia's previous best performance in this tournament was a group-stage finish, the North Africans have already made history, something the current crop of players will be proud of. However, they'll be eager to keep going as they face Brazil in a daunting fixture.

Form guide: WLLLWL

Brazil U20 vs Tunisia U20 Match Predictions

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1st Prediction: Brazil to Win first-half

Our first prediction for this match is for Brazil to win the first half. The South Americans have won the first half in their last two games ahead of this encounter. They have the Santos forward Marcos Leonardo, who has scored three goals, amongst their ranks. He'll be eager to add to his goal tally against Tunisia and help Brazil clinch the match as early as possible. Therefore, we're confident of a Brazil win in the first half.

2nd Prediction: Both Teams to Score – NO

Our second prediction for this match is that both teams won't find the back of the net. Brazil did not concede in their last two games, and Tunisia failed to score in two of their three group-stage matches. Facing up against the Brazilians, we don't think Tunisia has the firepower to get on the scoresheet. So, we're backing one team to draw a blank in this encounter.

Head-to-Head

Both countries have not met on this level before this encounter.

Brazil U20 vs Tunisia U20 Lineups

Official lineups for this game will be made available an hour before the commencement of hostilities.

Frequently Asked Questions About Brazil U20 vs Tunisia U20

How many times have Brazil won the FIFA U-20 World Cup?

Brazil has won this competition five times. They're aiming for their sixth win.

Which venue will host the Brazil vs Tunisia FIFA U-20 World Cup match?

Brazil vs Tunisia World Cup match will be played at the Estádio Unico Diego Armando Maradona in La Plata, Argentina.

Who are the bookies' favourites to win this FIFA World Cup match?

Brazil is a hot favourite to reign supreme in this encounter.

This article was most recently revised and updated 11 months ago

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