Colombia beat Japan for the second straight time to advance to the round of 16 at the FIFA U-20 World Cup 2023.
Colombia defeated Japan 2-1 in the second leg of their Group C match at La Plata Stadium in Argentina on Friday (June 25). The victory over Japan, along with a 2-1 win over Israel, means Colombia will advance to the Round of 16 regardless of their remaining match against Senegal.
Japan took the lead in the 30th minute, but conceded back-to-back goals from Aspriya in the eighth minute and Angel in the 14th minute. They were awarded a valuable penalty kick in the 38th minute for a handball foul on an opponent, but Matsuki’s shot hit the post, and they had the misfortune of hitting the post again in the 41st minute.
With the loss, Japan falls to 1-1 after a win over Senegal. Senegal and Israel in the same group are tied 1-1. Japan will advance to the Round of 16 with a win over Israel, while a draw will see them finish third in the group.
Meanwhile, in Group D of death, which includes Italy and Brazil, Nigeria is the surprise leader with two wins and has also booked a ticket to the Round of 16.
Nigeria made it two wins in a row with a 2-0 victory over Italy, who beat Brazil 3-2. Brazil’s 6-0 thrashing of the Dominican Republic tied them with Italy at 1-1. Nigeria will advance to the round of 16 with a 2-1 record, ahead of the three-way battle for third place in the group, even if they lose to Brazil.스포츠토토
The 24-nation tournament features a round of 16 format, with the second-place finishers from each of the six groups advancing to the round of 16 and the four best-placed nations from the third-place group joining them.
South Korea, which is 1-0 in Group F with a win over France, will play its second game against Honduras on the morning of the 26th.