Under 20 World Cup: Los Pibes will face the Host, Guinea and England!


The draw for the upcoming Under -20 World Cup which will be held from 20th May to 11th June in South Korea has just concluded.

As we reported, both Diego MARADONA and Pablo AIMAR were among the invitees for this special occasion held in Suwon.

Well judging by the draw, seems like it’s going to be a tricky one for Los Pibes as they are drawn in Group A alongside the host nation, South Korea, Africa’s representative Guinea and England.

Draw U20 World Cup
The draw for the U20 World Cup. Argentina in Group A with South Korea, Guinea and England.

Diego MARADONA’s reaction:

“What a draw for Argentina! We have some tough games, including a match against the hosts! What an exciting match that will be here in Korea, especially in front of a big local crowd.”

Los Pibes will be based on the city of Jeonju where they open their campaign against England (20th May) followed by South Korea on the 23rd May. They will then travel to Seogwipo to wrap up their group game against Guinea on May, 25th.

So what do you think about our chances in this competition?


  1. I found on wikipedia list of alternative players that may be call up for World Cup: The team needs few names: Sosa, Lovera, Messidoro, Romero, Olivera, Vadala (?),Del Castillo (?) Rivas (?), Delgadillo (?).


    There are players on the list that are playing in Primera unlike most of Ubeda team: Escobar is often starter in Temperley, Olivera and Montiel minutes for River, Senesi for San Lorenzo, Vadala for Union, Sosa starter in Tigre, Brunetta almost starter for Arsenal Sarandi, Borgnino close starting eleven in Atletico Rafaela, Messidoro with goals and assists in Copa Libertadores, Sandoval and Andereggen with few games and even goals in Primera, Maxi ROmero even better, Troyansky had assist last weekend, Lovera had decent game as sub and Delgadillo was starter for Velez.

  2. At this U-20 level you always see some countries that don’t typically make it to the WC for their “grown-up” A teams, the likes of Zambia, Vietnam, Guinea, and Vanuatu.

  3. Playing against host would be the toughest one for us. But if we can survive that, then we will have the chance to be group champion. England won’t trouble us.

    Vamos Los Pibes!!

  4. Tough!!! Everyone In The group will beat Guinea and the South Korean host will be hard to beat! Remember the World Cup out their in ’02, referees were paid off😏 In koreas favor.. that leaves a tough England game with the winner moving on…vamoooos!!!

    • I don’t think so, the African teams are always formidable at youth world cups; they are always physical, quick, and technically good with the ball for their age group. Also, South Korea is the home team and will prove to be a tough team to get pass. Argentina easiest game will probably be against England!

      I just hope these guys perform well enough and make it at least to the semifinal/final. Argentina youth football need this right now. The country need new fresh faces of young generation coming out of this year U20 world cup. Another group stage exit or second round exit will be unacceptable! I wouldn’t be surprise if Venezuela makes a good run during the tournament.

      • You think guinea while be tougher than England? Maybe.. we will see but we both agree that South Korea will be the most difficult game… we play England first but also 4/6 third place teams qualify for the second round.

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