This Sunday, at the Único Diego Maradona stadium in La Plata, Japan Under-20 team was measured with his pair from Senegal for the first date of Group C of the World Youth Championships. The victory was for the Asian team, who won 1-0 thanks to a goal by Kuryu Matsuki after 15 minutes of play. A good result for the team led by Koichi Togashi who started off on the right foot and leads the standings together with Colombia, both with three points.
But the note of color of the match was given by the Japanese fans. As usually happens in every sporting event they participate in anywhere in the world, and faithful to the habits that distinguish their culture, once the match is over they began to clean the grandstand they occupied from the stadium.
Fans didn’t leave their location until everything was left in tip-top condition, how it was before the game. Applaud.
In an even game, Japan achieved a very important victory against the current African champion. The Eastern team qualified for the World Cup in Argentina after reaching the semi-finals of the Under-20 Asia Cup, as the top four in the tournament obtained tickets for the World Cup, which was due to take place in Indonesia but eventually changed venues and it is produced in Argentina.
In the other group C first round match, Colombia beat Israel 2-1 in the end, with goals from Oscar Cortés and Gustavo Puerta. In that meeting there was a moment of tension when a group of Colombian fans displayed the Palestinian flag to provoke the Israeli sympathizers present on the spot.
On the second group date, Senegal will play Israel and Colombia will play Japan. Both games will also be played this Wednesday in La Plata.
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