Hey everyone! I hope you are all doing well.
The 2017 Under-20 South American Youth Championship (Campeonato Sudamericano Sub-20) held the groups draw today in Paraguay. This championship tournament will be held in Ecuador from January 13 to February 5th. The top four teams will qualify directly to the 2017 FIFA Under-20 World Cup in South Korea.
Take a look to see how Argentina fared in the group draw below. The top three teams in each group qualified for the Final Stage.
The sub-20 team actually played a friendly today in Argentina vs. Japan. They won 2-1. Goals from Lautaro Martínez and Joaquín Pereyra (ROSARIO CENTRAL). The 11 that started the match were: Franco Petroli (RIVER PLATE); Nahuel Molina (BOCA JUNIORS) , Cristian Gabriel Romero (BELGRANO), Marcos Senesi (SAN LORENZO), Milton Valenzuela (NEWELL’S); Santiago Ascacíbar (ESTUDIANTES), Pedro Ojeda (ROSARIO CENTRAL); Lucas Rodríguez (ESTUDIANTES), Matias Zaracho (RACING CLUB), Brian Mansilla (RACING CLUB); Lautaro Martínez (RACING CLUB). Coach: Claudio Úbeda.
Unfortunately, Ascacíbar had to get get subbed out due to a knock on his left ankle.