The Argentina U17 team lost 2-1 vs. Senegal in their first match at the U17 World Cup.
Diego Placente’s team did not have the best of starts in Indonesia. Argentina goalkeeper Froilán Gabriel Díaz made an early save, 25 seconds into the match but would let in an early goal.
An effort by Amara Diouf from the edge of the penalty area gave Senegal the 1-0 lead. Argentina would not create much and would give the ball away for Senegal’s second goal of the match.
It was a giveaway by Argentina and the ball would fall to Amara. He would try to play a pass but it would get blocked by Argentina and he would get the rebound and score.
Argentina would get their goal off a free kick. The referee gave eight minutes of added time and Argentina were awarded a penalty kick with Agustin Fabian Ruberto taking it and scoring.
This was the starting eleven for Argentina:
F. G. Diaz; Ontivero, Cardozo, J. V. Gimenez, U. A. Gimenez; Gerez, Alvarracin; Acuna, Echeverri, Lopez; Ruberto
Japan got the 1-0 win vs. Poland in the other match in the group which now sees Argentina in third place. Argentina play Japan on Tuesday.