After a long but interesting opening day the U20 World Cup continues on Sunday. Sunday features 4 games 2 in Group C and 2 in Group D with games taking place at the Suwon World Cup Stadium and Jeju World Cup Stadium.
The highlight game of the day is either the battle between African Champions Zambia and Portugal, or the classic match between Uruguay and Italy. Here are previews and predictions are all 4 games;
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U20 World Cup 2017 Previews / Predictions – Sunday May 21st 2017
Are the details on the 4 games on Sunday in the U20 World Cup;
Zambia vs. Portugal – 2pm
The first game of the day features African Champions Zambia and European giants Portugal. Zambia come into the tournament as a powerful African side, but Portugal were 3rd best in Europe, and on paper have the better squad.
Close game, but Portugal should have the edge.
Prediction: Zambia 1 – 2 Portugal
Costa Rica vs. Iran – 5pm
The days second game from group C features Costa Rice and Iran. Costa Rica narrowly qualified despite hosts their regions final tournament. Iran also qualified in unspectacular ways losing in the AFC tournaments semi-finals.
Narrow game, both sides could benefit from a draw.
Prediction: Costa Rica 1 – 1 Iran
South Africa vs. Japan – 5pm
The first game in Group D features South Africa and Japan. South Africa were the 4th and final side to progress to the finals, their 3rd appearance. Japan on the other hand are the current Asian Champions and are expected to do well in this tournament.
A healthy crowd is expected in Suwon on Sunday, and we see a win for Japan.
Prediction: South Africa 0 – 2 Japan
Uruguay vs. Italy – 8pm
The final game of the day is between classic rivals Uruguay and Italy. Uruguay are the current South American Champions, but face Italy European championship runners-up and one of the favorites.
Tough game to call as it’s between two famously unpredictable sides. But we’re siding with Italy, mainly due to their love/hate relationship with Korea (aka 2012 WC)
Prediction: Uruguay 1 – 2 Italy
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