Debut with the right foot: the Argentina U-20 National Team beat Saudi Arabia in the Toulon tournament

The national team won 1-0 with a goal from Santiago Castro and started off on the right foot in France. It was Javier Mascherano’s first official match in the category.

The Argentina National Team U-20 he won 1-0 a Saudi Arabia in the debut of the Maurice Revello tournament, from the French city of Toulon, a contest that the Albiceleste knew how to win twice (in 1975 with César Luis Menotti and 1998 with José Pekerman) when it was called Esperanzas.

The only goal of the match, which meant the first official match in a competition for Javier Mascherano in charge of the youth team, the striker from Vélez converted it with a header Santiago Castro, at 80 minutes. The starting eleven was made up of: Francisco Gómez; Agustin shoesLautaro By LolloNahuel GenerateJulian hears; Maximilian GonzálezGino InfantinoNicholas Paz; Luka RomeroMatthias Soulé and Alexander grenache.

Thus, Argentina started off on the right foot in the Group Aa sector that it shares with Saudi Arabia, Panama and nothing less than the local, France. Precisely in that order will be the clashes.

The compact of Argentina Sub-20 vs. Saudi Arabia

Argentina National Team U-20 vs. Saudi Arabia: compact


Argentina National Team U-20 vs.  Saudi Arabia: compact

Chiqui Tapia’s tweet after the triumph of the U-20 National Team

The president of the AFA published a tweet with the famous message “Good morning. Beautiful morning, right?”. The curious detail is that he did it in French, since the youth tournament is taking place in that territory.


How is the format of the Maurice Revello tournament

After the group stage, the three leaders plus the best second will advance to the semifinals, while the rest of the teams will play for the rest of the qualifying positions in a single match.

Argentina’s program in the group stage is as follows:

  • Sunday May 29: Argentina – Saudi Arabia at the Aubagne, Stade de Lattre.
  • Wednesday June 1: Argentina – Panama at the Vitrolles, Stade Jules Ladoumegue.
  • Saturday June 4: Argentina – France at the Aubagne, Stade de Lattre.
  • Semifinals: Thursday, June 9.
  • Final and third place: Sunday June 12.

The summoned of the Argentine Sub-20 National Team for the Toulon tournament

Summoned Sub 20

Photo: @Argentina

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