Colombia U20 take on Italy U20 at the Estadio San Juan del Bicentenario in the FIFA U-20 World Cup quarterfinal on Saturday (June 3).
Colombia took Slovakia to the cleaners in a 5-1 win in the Round of 16 to book their fifth U20 World Cup quarter-final. Oscar Cortes scored twice, making it four goals and second on the tournament’s scoring charts. Colombia is the second CONMEBOL team to make it this far.
Los Cafeteros will now face a team that boasts an “hermetic” defense and an organized midfield. Yet Italy’s defense was breached five times, resulting in five goals. Both teams are scoring goals, but Colombia seem to be slower in front of goal than Italy.
Italy is the second living UEFA representative after Israel, while France, England and Slovakia have broken camp. The Italians beat the Three Lions 2-1 on Wednesday to reach their fourth quarter-final in the competition. Italy is eyeing its first title in the “Tomorrow’s Superstars Tournament”.
The Gli Azzurrini will take confidence from their 3-2 win over Brazil in the group stage heading into this encounter. If they can defeat the most feared South American team in the tournament, Colombia’s mission could be accomplished, but they will need to be prepared for a ruthless onslaught.
Colombia U-20 vs Italy U-20: TV Channel and Live Streaming
Argentina: DIRECTV Sports App, DIRECTV Sports Argentina
Canada: TSN2, RDS App, TSN+, RDS Info
Colombia: DIRECTV Sports Colombia, RCN Television, Caracol TV, DIRECTV Sports App
Egypt: beIN Sports Premium 2, beIN Sports English 2, beIN SPORTS CONNECT
France: The Team Web
Greece: ERT 3
Italy: RaiPlay, RAI Sport 1
Mexico: VIX+, TUDN, TUDN Live
Morocco: beIN Sports Premium 2, beIN Sports English 2, beIN SPORTS CONNECT
New Zealand: Sky Sport 5 NZ
Poland: DVT Sport
Portugal: RTP Play
Spain: GOAL PLAY
Switzerland: RAI Sport 1, ORF Sport Plus
United Arab Emirates: beIN Sports English 2, beIN SPORTS CONNECT, beIN Sports Premium 2
USA: Fubo (free trial), Fox Soccer Plus, Telemundo, Telemundo Deportes En Vivo.