Congratulations to the Argentina U20 team for winning the COTIF tournament!
Lionel SCALONI’s boys left it late, very late, winning the final 2-1 against Russia. Argentina fell behind early after Igor DIVEEV scored in the 11th minute. However, Facundo COLIDIO drew Argentina level just minutes later.
No goals in the second half meant extra-time. The first half of extra-time didn’t bring any goals and just as Argentina were looking to head towards a second consecutive penalty shootout, Alan MARINELLI gave Argentina the lead which proved to be the eventual tournament winner in the second half of extra-time.
— José Luis Marchini (@marquini_colo) August 8, 2018
— Franco Marro (@francomarro1) August 8, 2018
Coach Lionel SCALONI had this to say:
“Our idea was to look for an identity, a way to feel the Argentina shirt. There’s nothing higher than the Argentina National Team. Hopefully our football can go back to be where it deserves.”
Here’s what Jeronimo POURTAU and Gonzalo MARONI had to say after the win:
“I am very happy, this group deserves it.”
“We gave our all to win and in the end, we finished as the best.”
A big congratulations to Lionel SCALONI, his staff and the players on lifting the trophy!