Argentina U20 lose 1-0 vs. Colombia, don’t qualify for 2023 U20 World Cup


The Argentina U20 team lost 1-0 vs. Colombia and do not qualify for the 2023 U20 World Cup.

Argentina lost their opening match and their last match at the Sudamericano as Javier Mascherano’s team were eliminated. Mascherano put out a different eleven from the one which won 1-0 vs. Peru and while the team appeared to have played better, they couldn’t score.

With the score at 0-0, it was an effort from outside of the penalty area as the ball was blundered by Herrera, the goalkeeper and Colombia got their only goal of the match. Argentina were unable to score despite seeing much of the ball in the match.

The Sudamericano serves as a qualifier for the 2023 U20 World Cup and the 2023 Pan American games.


  1. To be fair ,U20 coach isn’t easy to handle . it is because both foreign and local clubs won’t let their young star join . unlike u17 and national team ,they can recruit anyone they want .

    Also u20 is a turning point for a young player ,either become a emerging star or loan to other farmer league .hence most of them lack of consistency .

    I prefer a coach who really know what the job is .That is finding and preparing talento for national team not winning all the u20 tournament .of course winning is not first priority but at least you should qualify for every tournament .Not this one .

    So AFA probably choosing an experienced coach good at finding talento and prepare them for the our future. We need to scout foreign talent teenager and the same time build up a solid local team .

    Those players such as Di lollo, Veliz ,Genez, M fernandez , valleja or perrone actually aren’t up to standard .I don’t think our local league lack of promising u20 players.

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