Ecuador achieved a historic victory over Fiji in the Sub 20 World Cup

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Ecuador got their pass to the round of 16 of the World Cup which takes place in Argentina this Friday with a historic 9-0 victory against Fiji, which left them second in Group B.

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Ray Páez, José Klinger, captain Justin Cuero (2), Alan Minda (2), Tommy Chamba and Cristhoper Zambrano (2, the first from a penalty) were the goalscorers for the “Tri” at the Único Madre de Ciudades stadium in Santiago del estuary.

Ecuador’s 9-0 victory is the third biggest victory in the history of the Under-20 World Cup after Brazil 10-Belgium 0 (1997) and Norway 12-Honduras 0 (2019), when forward Erling Haaland, now Julián Álvarez’s teammate at Manchester City, scored 9 goals.

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Ecuador took second place in Group B with 6 points and was 3 behind leaders United States (9) who beat Slovakia (3) 2 to 0. Fiji finished last, with no points.

Ecuador, merciless in the face of the concessions granted by Fiji, affirmed the enormous difference between one team and another. Those directed by Miguel Ángel Bravo They went looking for him from the start and settled the lawsuit in the first half against the weakest team in the entire tournament.

Páez opened the scoring, after an accurate assist from Nilson Angulo; and Klinger extended the lead on good personal play. Shortly after, Cuero, a nightmare for the Fijian defense, added a brace to make it 4-0.

In the second half, Ecuador kept up the pressure and generated more situations. Minda, after Tommy Chamba’s transfer, scored the fifth and made the sixth before goalkeeper Isikeli Sevanaia failed to replace the injured Joji Vuakaca.

Fiji's British coach Bobby Mimms during their loss to Ecuador.  (AP Photo/Nicolas Aguilera)

Fiji’s British coach Bobby Mimms during their loss to Ecuador. (AP Photo/Nicolas Aguilera)

Chamba signs the 7-0, with the loan of Minda, in front of the unarmed defense of Fiji. Zambrano doesn’t want to stay out of the historic victory and with a brace he brings the gap to 9 goals.

The Ecuadorian national team advanced to the round of 16 of the 2023 Under-20 World Cup and will play against the runners-up of group F (South Korea or Honduras), in the Madre de Ciudades de Santiago del Estero, on June 1.

Source: Clarin

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