Sudamericano Sub 20 Ecuador 2017

Argentina U20

Today is the beginning of a dream for these Argentina Under-20 players.  Argentina opens up their tournament today vs Peru.  Argentina is the current holding champion as they won the same tournament back in Uruguay 2015.  A lot of our greatest players and legends took part in this tournament including: MESSI, MARADONA, ZABALETA, LAVEZZI, JUAN PABLO SORIN, RIQUELME, and even RAMON DIAZ!

Our possible starting lineup for tonight is:

Argentina: Ramiro Macagno; Nahuel Molina, Juan Foyht, Cristian Romero, Milton Valenzuela; Santiago Ascacibar, Pedro Ojeda; Brian Mansilla, Ezequiel Barco, Lucas Rodríguez; Lautaro Martínez. COACH: Claudio Ubeda

Claudio Ubeda will play a 4-2-3-1 formation with Santiago ASCACIBAR as captain and Ezequiel BARCO as the playmaker.  This tournament will definitely be important for us once again where a lot of scouts will be watching the up and coming players.


I’ve posted here the first round group matches and TV channels.

Here’s the tournament’s calendar:

Group Matches:
18/01/2017 Riobamba Group A Colombia – Paraguay
Riobamba Group A Ecuador – Brasil

 19/01/2017 Ibarra Group B Uruguay – Venezuela

Ibarra Grupo B Argentina – Perú

20/01/2017 Riobamba Group A: Brasil – Chile
Riobamba Grupo A: Ecuador – Colombia

21/01/2017 Ibarra Group B Perú – Bolivia
Ibarra Grupo B Argentina – Uruguay

22/01/2017 Ambato Group A Brasil – Paraguay
Ambato Grupo A Ecuador – Chile

23/01/2017 Ibarra Group B Perú – Venezuela
Ibarra Grupo B Argentina – Bolivia

24/01/2017 Riobamba Group A Paraguay – Chile
Riobamba Grupo A Colombia – Brasil

25/01/2017 Ibarra Group B Venezuela – Bolivia
Ibarra Grupo B Uruguay – Perú

26/01/2017 Riobamba Group A Colombia – Chile
Riobamba Grupo A Ecuador – Paraguay

27/01/2017 Ibarra Group B Uruguay – Bolivia
Ibarra Group B Argentina – Venezuela

Argentina: TyC Sports.
Perú: Panamericana Televisión (Canal: 5) y TyC Sports
Bolivia: Tyc Sports y Tigo Sports.
Brasil: SportTV 2 y SporTV 3.
Chile: CDF HD y TyC Sports.
Colombia: Cadena Caracol TV y TyC Sports.
Costa Rica: TyC Sports.
Ecuador: Ecuador TV y TyC Sports.
El Salvador: TyC Sports.
Paraguay: Tigo Sports Paraguay y TyC Sports.
Guatemala: TyC Sports.
Honduras: TyC Sports.
México: Univisión, Televisa Deportes TDN y TyC Sports.
Nicaragua: TyC Sports.
Panamá: TyC Sports.
Puerto Rico: TyC Sports.
Uruguay: VTV URuguay y TyC Sports.
Venezuela: TyC Sports


  1. Profile photo of vimaldassvimaldass

    In exactly 9 hours time , argentina u20 will be playing against the uruguayan team. Let’s hope we go one better and win this. Vamos Argentina !

  2. Profile photo of chalzchalz

    Sampaoli daily speaks about Lionel and his talent but he could have done a favour for Messi by just taking over the coach job for NT when offered… Lionel was so interested in having him then… alas now we have a clown and AFA backs that clown of a coach no matter what rubbish he says and does… hey AFA they themselves are trash… trash can.
    Who can save Argentina and Lionel?

  3. Profile photo of vimaldassvimaldass

    Brazil under 20 drew 0-0 earlier with chile

    1. Profile photo of tigrawaydegafitigrawaydegafi

      The only moment that i missed Tevez was when Higuein failed to convert the golden ball of Kroos. Am 10000% certain that Tevez w’d never miss such balls. He has a real hard balls of Maradona and could ve won the hero claim even as a sub in zat final.

  4. Profile photo of CsabalalaCsabalala

    Luckily this group is a joke with Peru, Venezuela, Bolivia…

  5. Profile photo of EnganCheEnganChe

    Yes, Gonzalo, I was just gonna say, red card notwithstanding, Romero was excellent in possession and with his passing, a tiny bit like Bonucci or Pique.

  6. Profile photo of GonzaloGonzalo

    But Cristian Romero who got red is crucial CB IMO. I saw him many times in Primera and even Copa Sudamericana and he is most promising Argentina CB in this category despite to be often too bold. I don’t know we have good sub instead.

    1. Profile photo of vimaldassvimaldass

      Pretty obvious he couldn’t keep his cool and tackled purely out of frustration. A big lost indeed for him and argentina

      1. Profile photo of GonzaloGonzalo

        I think he didn’t deserve for the first yellow but it’s past now.

  7. Profile photo of EnganCheEnganChe

    Conechny added some spark, he should start next time

    1. Profile photo of vimaldassvimaldass

      Yes I absolutely agree to that enganche. Practically tore Peru’s left/central side of defense with his trickery. Only down side now is the unavailability of our best central defender ( Romero ) for our nxt crucial game

  8. Profile photo of NoHateOnlyLoveNoHateOnlyLove

    What’s the name of the number 16 for Argentina?

    1. Profile photo of EnganCheEnganChe

      Julian Chicco

      1. Profile photo of NoHateOnlyLoveNoHateOnlyLove


      2. Profile photo of NoHateOnlyLoveNoHateOnlyLove

        He play some what like Sergio Busquet. This guy will sign for a big club in no time.

        1. Profile photo of EnganCheEnganChe

          He plays for a big club already, it’s called Club Atlético Boca Juniors 😀

          P.S. I know, I know…. you meant a La Liga club 😉

          1. Profile photo of NoHateOnlyLoveNoHateOnlyLove

            I know he plays for Boca, just saying a bigger club will sign him. This is not the Boca side of the 1990’s/early 2000’s. Maybe he will sign for Guangzhou Evergrande Football Club.🇨🇳😃

  9. Profile photo of vimaldassvimaldass

    Martinez !!

    1. Profile photo of vimaldassvimaldass

      I think barco and conechny are quite impressive. Also we played quite well in the second half and were more integrated to each other. Finishing was our only downside. Ascacibar is such a matured player. He’ll definitely take over as our primary defensive midfielder very very soon

      1. Profile photo of GonzaloGonzalo

        Barco needs pitch in good condition. Conechny and Chicco instead Rodriguez and Ojeda.

        1. Profile photo of vimaldassvimaldass

          True I can imagine if barco played on a good pitch. Could do wonders with his excellent ball control and footballing intelligence. Also, our det pieces are horrendous !

  10. Profile photo of EnganCheEnganChe

    Gol, carajo, gol!

  11. Profile photo of GonzaloGonzalo

    They should have scored 2 at least.

  12. Profile photo of GonzaloGonzalo

    Apparently Romero was too ambitious

    1. Profile photo of EnganCheEnganChe

      Lol yes!

  13. Profile photo of EnganCheEnganChe

    We are missing chances left and right a la Higuain…

    1. Profile photo of NoHateOnlyLoveNoHateOnlyLove

      Yea, lets act like Higuain does not have one of the best goal per game ratio for Argentina. Get over the world cup already, it was a mistake pass by Kroos, if he (Kross) didn’t make that back pass then Argentina wouldn’t have had that chance.

      1. Profile photo of EnganCheEnganChe

        Yes, let’s act as if Higuain was only culpable once, memory loss?

        1. Profile photo of NoHateOnlyLoveNoHateOnlyLove

          I mean, against Chile in 2016, Higuain alone made that chance happen for Argentina, other than that the team created no clear cut chance for over 120 minutes..

          1. Profile photo of pablo dennisonpablo dennison

            it does not matter how the games were panning out as hig missed 4 chances, not 1 or 2 or 3 but 4 in 3 finals-simply a choker and i dont care what his games to goal ratio is/was as when we needed him the most…guess what-choked.
            as you would say…end of story…

  14. Profile photo of EnganCheEnganChe

    Lol Romero thinks he a striker 😀 too ambitious for a centre-back

  15. Profile photo of GonzaloGonzalo

    Second half much better as far. But what is best strength of Barco – dribbling- is almost impossible with this lawn.

    1. Profile photo of EnganCheEnganChe

      Barco should have scored though

  16. Profile photo of EnganCheEnganChe

    The only minor excuse we could offer is the altitude of 2,225 m in the city we are playing at.

  17. Profile photo of EnganCheEnganChe

    Both are terrible Gonzalo, the pitch is bad but we have no penetration whatsoever…

    1. Profile photo of GonzaloGonzalo

      Players are too far each other. Especially in the middle, where Barco is playing.

      1. Profile photo of EnganCheEnganChe

        Yep, Ojeda should be filling that void

        1. Profile photo of GonzaloGonzalo

          Yes. again with 2 too defensive-minded midfielders.

  18. Profile photo of GonzaloGonzalo

    I don’t know what’s worse: the way Argentina is playing or green condition. Hard to watch. No connection between players.

  19. Profile photo of vimaldassvimaldass

    How is their gameplay so far guys? Still on my way back from work. Heard they’re down by a goal 🙁

    1. Profile photo of EnganCheEnganChe

      We have possession but it’s disjointed so far.

      1. Profile photo of vimaldassvimaldass

        Okay. We should score soon then by god’s grace

  20. Profile photo of EnganCheEnganChe

    Anybody watching? A goal for Peru out of nowhere, a long distance shot and a big of a deflection.

  21. Profile photo of NoHateOnlyLoveNoHateOnlyLove

    Any online link for the U20 games?

      1. Profile photo of NoHateOnlyLoveNoHateOnlyLove

        Thank you! Argentina is down by one goal already.

  22. Profile photo of vimaldassvimaldass

    Will be watching the game in a while. Hope this current crop of players give us something to cheer about. vamos argentina!

  23. Profile photo of GonzaloGonzalo

    To be honest I have no idea what the team can do. Of course there are names like Ascacibar and Barco, which are among most promising players not only in South America, and there are few others already noticed, but no one knows what the team will reach. They may win the Sudamericano and lost the group stage as well. As it was in previous U-20 team that won Sudamericano and didn’t pass through group stage in World Cup. No doubt the coaching factor must be critical here. Is this team a real TEAM?

  24. Profile photo of pablo dennisonpablo dennison

    other news.
    “Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino: Argentinians care more about Pep Guardiola’s future than my progress”

    an interesting read but we have to remember this is the same media that takes pride is trying to destroy messi and the same media that should be shouting for players heads to be removed from the n/t but do nothing.
    it seems even our own media want us to fail and enjoy it when we do.

  25. Profile photo of pablo dennisonpablo dennison

    lets kick some ass…vamos Argentina

    1. Profile photo of Julker9Julker9

      Yeah, let’s kick some ass! 🙂

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