Ukraine U20 vs Italy U20, Tuesday’s Semi-final match for the U20 World Cup in the Stadion Miejski, Poland.
The U-20 World Championship is nearing its end, and Ukraine and Italy will meet in the semi-finals on Tuesday night.
The Ukrainians almost feel at home due to the short distance, since Poland are their “neighbours.”
Ukraine won Group D with two wins and a draw. Ukraine has never reached this stage of the competition, the team has shown a lot of solidarity and it is difficult to be beaten.
Ukraine did their job by beating Panama 4-1, and in the previous game had a tough test with Colombia, winning only 1-0. The coach must make the same players play, since they are all fit for this game.
Italy’s U-20 World Cup campaign began with a 2-1 victory over Mexico, and from then on the Italians have gone into this stage without any defeat, with four wins and a draw.
This passage of Italy through Poland has been satisfactory, with a win over the Polish team. The Italians are doing very well, despite being a very young team.
However, the lack of experience is offset by the tactical aspect, which has been very reasonable. After the World Cup failure of the senior team and the U-21 squad, the Italians are promoting young players, and that’s a good bet.
The Italians really want to advance more in this competition and if they could conquer it. Italy is ready to reach the final. Italy will be able to count on Andrea Pinamonti to play in front.
Ukraine and Italy are very balanced teams, and it seems to me that they sometimes use similar tactics. I expect a game with some scoring opportunities, but I think Italy will reach the final of this competition.