Ecuador’s historic victory in the Under-20 World Cup: it makes nine for Fiji and enters the podium of the most beautiful victories

The Tri crushed the Oceanic team, allowing them to advance to the Round of 16. This result became the third biggest victory of a World Cup in this category.

Friday 26 May 2023 has become a historic day for football in Ecuador . His youth team won a historic triumph at the Under-20 World Cup taking place in Argentina. It was nothing less than a landslide 9-0 against Fiji which allowed him to qualify for the round of 16 of the competition.

The match took place at the Estadio Único Madre de Ciudades, in Santiago del Estero, and the Tri played for the passage to the next stage. Even the most optimistic did not foresee such an absolutely eloquent result.

The first goal of the day was in seven minutes, converted by Kendry Paez, the same that dazzled in the South American Sub 17. At 16 years and 22 days, the teenager who plays for Independiente del Valle, tempted by Chelsea, became the youngest player to score in a World Cup in this category. At 34′ it was 2-0, by José Klinger. Two minutes later, it was Justin Cuero’s 3-0. In the first half throw-ins, Cuero repeated 4-0. So they went to break.

In the last half hour of the match, the distance widened further on the scoreboard. At 66′, Alan Minda made the fifth. Already at 85′, again Minda made the sixth. At 89′, Tommy Chamba put the seventh. The last two goals were in added time, both from Cristopher Zambrano.

With this triumph Ecuador recorded the third biggest victory in the history of the World under 20 . First on the list is the 12-0 Norway scored against Honduras at the 2019 World Cup in Poland. In the group stage of this edition, the Nordics crushed the catrachos, with nine goals from a certain Erling Haaland. The current Manchester City striker, a global footballing figure, has scored just the same as Ecuador as a whole have done to weak Fiji.

The second was Brazil’s 10-0 loss to Belgium in the Round of 16 at Malaysia 1997. Who contributed with a triplet was historic midfielder Alex. In the top ten of the most comfortable victories is that of Chile. At the 2005 World Cup in the Netherlands, the red team led by José Sulantay beat Honduras 7-0.

Ecuador qualified second in Group B, with six points. The leader was the United States, with nine units. With data attached, eight of the Ecuadorians’ 11 goals in the group stage have been scored by Independiente del Valle players.

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Source: Latercera

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