Italy U20 and Korea Republic U20 face off against each other at the Estadio Unico in the FIFA U-20 World Cup on Thursday (June 8).
Italy once again displayed power, pace, fluidity and creativity and sent a warning to the teams remaining in the competition that they meant business. The Europeans beat Colombia 3-1 in the quarter-finals on Saturday to qualify for their third U20 World Cup semi-final.
Gli Azzurrini are considered by many to be one of the title favorites among the four teams left in the competition. The maturity and composure of the team gave them an edge over their opponents in progressing to the last four. Now they will have to show those qualities against a resilient Korean team.
Korea, meanwhile, is on the verge of reaching a second straight final after losing to eventual winners Ukraine in 2019. In the quarter-finals, the Asian side eliminated Nigeria, who were widely tipped to win. Choi Seok-hyeon grabbed the decision in a fierce match that went into overtime.
The Taegeuk Warriors are ready to face a team made up of plenty of attacking and midfield talent, some of whom boast top league experience. In addition, Italy’s aerial superiority is another big advantage, but Korea’s ability to disrupt the opponent’s midfield play could pose a challenge for Italy.
Italy U-20 vs South Korea U-20: TV Channel and Live Streaming
Argentina: DIRECTV Sports Argentina, Televisión Pública, DIRECTV Sports App
Brazil: NOW NET e Claro, Canais Globo, SporTV
Canada: TSN3, RDS App, TSN+, RDS Info
Egypt: beIN SPORTS CONNECT, beIN Sports Premium 2, beIN Sports, TOD
France: L’Equipe Web
Ghana: SuperSport Football ROA, DStv Now
Greece ERT 3
International: FIFA+, YouTube
Ireland: RTE News Now, RTE Player
Israel: Sport 4
Italy: RaiPlay, RAI Sport 1
Kenya: SuperSport Football ROA, DStv Now
Korea Republic: KBSN Sports
Mexico: TUDN, VIX+, TUDN En Vivo, ViX
Morocco: beIN Sports Premium 2, beIN Sports, beIN SPORTS CONNECT, TOD
Netherlands: NPO 1 Extra
New Zealand: Sky Sport 3 NZ
Nigeria DStv Now, SuperSport Football Nigeria
Poland: sport.tvp.pl, TVP Sport, TVP Sport App
Portugal: RTP Play, RTP2
South Africa: SuperSport Football, DStv App
Spain: GOL PLAY
Switzerland: RAI Sport 1, ORF Sport Plus
United Arab Emirates: beIN Sports, TOD, beIN SPORTS CONNECT, beIN Sports Premium 2
United States: Fubo (free trial), UNIVERSO NOW, Fox Soccer Plus, UNIVERSO, Telemundo Deportes En Vivo