Under 20 World Cup

  • France sink Uruguay in shootout to win FIFA Under-20 World Cup July 14, 2013

    Istanbul: France defeated Uruguay 4-1 in a penalty shootout to win their first Under-20 World Cup title on Saturday after a fiercely-contested final ended 0-0 after extra-time. Dimitri Foulquier scored the decisive fourth spot kick in front of a sparse crowd, beating Uruguay keeper Guillermo de Amores to seal victory for...
  • FIFA upset with low turnout at U-20 World Cup June 25, 2013

    Ankara: World soccer body FIFA was disappointed at the empty seats that have greeted teams at the Under-20 World Cup in Turkey. Jim Boyce, chairman of the FIFA Organising Committee for the tournament, said Monday that he was unhappy with the turnout that has averaged only 4,828 spectators for the first...
  • FIFA unveils vanishing spray at Under-20 World Cup June 22, 2013

    Istanbul: Referees at the Under-20 World Cup now have another tool to keep wayward players in line. FIFA announced Saturday that referees at the 24-team tournament in Turkey are using vanishing spray for the first time. It marks a white line on the grass where teams defending a free kick must...
  • FIFA to use spray for free kicks at under-20 World Cup June 22, 2013

    An aerosol spray to help referees mark where defensive walls should line up at free kicks is being used in a FIFA tournament for the first time at the Under-20 World Cup which kicked off in Turkey on Friday. Referees at the event can use the spray to mark the...
  • Argentina beat Czech, win U-20 soccer World Cup July 24, 2007

    Toronto: Mauro Zarate grabbed an 86th-minute winner as Argentina triumphed in the world Under-20 championship for the sixth time, coming from behind to beat the Czech Republic 2-1 on Sunday. After a scrappy first half, the Czechs took the lead on the hour through Martin Fenin's brilliant shot on the turn. Two...
  • Argentina beat Chile, enter U-20 World Cup final July 23, 2007

    Toronto: Holders Argentina beat Chile 3-0 in their Under-20 World Cup semi-final on Thursday to set up a final with the Czech Republic. Chile had two players sent off and the game ended with angry protests by players and team officials aimed at referee Jan-Hendrik Salver. The German official needed protection from...
  • Argentina beat Chile to reach U-20 final July 23, 2007

    Toronto: Holders Argentina beat Chile 3-0 in their Under-20 World Cup semi-final on Thursday to set up a final with the Czech Republic. Chile had two players sent off and the game ended with angry protests by players and team officials aimed at referee Jan-Hendrik Salver. The German official needed protection from...
  • Czechs beat Austria, enter U-20 World Cup final July 19, 2007

    Edmonton: Czech Republic beat Austria 2-0 on Wednesday to reach the final of the Under-20 World Cup where they will face Argentina or Chile. The Czechs took the lead in just the fourth minute when Lubos Kalouda whipped in a free-kick from the left which Austria keeper Michael Zaglmair failed to...
  • Argentina, Chile storm into Under-20 semis July 16, 2007

    Toronto: Chile crushed Nigeria 4-0 in the Under-20 World Cup on Sunday to set up a semi-final clash against holders Argentina, who defeated Mexico 1-0. All four of Chile's goals came in extra-time with Mauricio Isla on target twice after the game had finished goalless in regular time. Nigeria's Ezekiel...
  • Austria, Czech enter Under-20 World Cup semis July 15, 2007

    Toronto: Austria beat the United States in extra time on Saturday to go into the semi-finals of the Under-20 World Cup where they will meet the Czech Republic, who beat Spain on penalties. Austria came from behind for a surprise victory after the US took the lead in the 15th...