Sub 20 World Cup: the controversial agony and penalty with which Italy eliminated England in the round of 16 in La Plata

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In La Plata, after the victory of Brazil that suffocated the Argentine fans who dreamed of the early elimination of their historic rival, there was a smile of happiness in the almost 13,000 people who were at the Diego Armando Maradona stadium, because England -another of the historical classics- has fallen by the wayside after a harrowing and controversial penalty that allowed it Italy they win 2-1 and progress to the quarterfinals, where they will play each other Colombia.

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What happened? In the 40th minute of the second half an Italian shot bounced off Quansah. Brazilian judge Ramón Abatti Abel scored from a corner but the VAR warned him of a possible handball, went to review him and announced that he was charging for a penalty. Captain Cesare Casadei -his team’s top scorer- shot hard and high to the right of Cox who went for the far post, and the Azzurri thus embraced qualification for the quarter-finals. The other goals were scored by Tomasso Baldanzi and Alfine Devine in the first half.

It was a sporting revenge for Italy, who had lost in the semifinals of the youth Eurocup against England, the reigning champions of this tournament.

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Next Saturday, at 18:00, Colombia will be Italy’s rivals in search of entry into the top four of the Under-20 World Cup.

Source: Clarin

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