U20 World Cup: Tunisia progress, The Gambia finish on top

U20 World Cup: Tunisia progress, The Gambia finish on top

The Tunisia U-20 national were able to book their place of the 2023 FIFA U-20 World Cup despite losing 1-0 to Uruguay in their final Group E while The Gambia played out a goalless draw with South Korea and finished top of Group F.

The Carthage Eagles came into their final game against the Uruguayans on the back of a 3-0 win over Iraq last time out and failed to replicate such performance as Danubio youngster Franco Gonzalez scored the only goal of the game in Mendoza.

Tunisia finished third in Group E but were able to claim one of the four spots for the best third-placed teams behind Nigeria, New Zealand and ahead of France and Japan by virtue of a superior goal difference.

They’ll face five-time U-20 World Cup champions Brazil in the Round of 16 om Wednesday.

The Gambia meanwhile clinched top spot in Group F ahead of South Korea, France and Honduras. It makes them the third African country to progress to the knockout phase alongside Nigeria and Tunisia with only reigning U-20 Africa Cup of Nations champions Senegal missing out after finishing bottom of Group C.

The Gambia will get to face Uruguay in the Round of 16 on Thursday while the Flying Eagles of Nigeria will be renew their rivalry with the hosts, familiar foes and most successful U-20 World Cup side, Argentina, on Wednesday.

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