Uruguay win first Under-20 World Cup


Uruguay beat Italy 1-0 on Sunday to win their first Under-20 World Cup title.

Luciano Rodriguez scored the winning goal in the 86th minute in a header from close range, ending a streak of four consecutive wins by European teams in the tournament.

Uruguay dominated the game and barely needed to count on their steady defence, reflecting their solid performance in the tournament as they have conceded only three goals.

Neither Uruguay nor Italy were among the favourites when the U20 World Cup kicked off on May 20, but unlike Brazil, Argentina and England they faced less resistance from clubs about releasing players for the tournament.

More than 40,000 people, mostly cheering for Uruguay, attended the match at the Diego Maradona Stadium. FIFA President Gianni Infantino was also present.

Uruguay lost the final of the tournament in 1997 and 2013. Brazil were the last winner from South America in 2011.


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