Azzurrini is ready to make history

The Azzurrini take on Uruguay at 11pm Italian time to make history at the Diego Armando Maradona stadium‘ from La Plata. The final of the FIFA U-20 World Cup this year sees us as protagonists after the 2-1 win against South Korea.

The final will also be broadcast live on Rai Due with commentary by Giacomo Capuano and Ubaldo Righetti and streamed on

Carmine Nunziata, coach of the U20 men’s national football team, has clear ideas: “Have we made history? No, we will make history on Sunday if we win. South Korea gave up too much but we knew it was a difficult opponent: we were good at taking the game home.” There are no disqualified players and the coach has the full squad at his disposal.

A historic final, a goal the Azzurrini had never achieved before and however it ended on Sunday night in La Plata, we felt like we were reliving the famous “magic nights” of the 1990 World Cup in Italy.

In the press conference, Carmine Nunziata, Azzurrini coach said: “It’s going to be a nice game because both we and they love a good game and a tendency to attack.” Two teams who deserve to be here and who will appreciate their dedication. We have a lot of enthusiasm and the boys are excited. I’m proud of my team, which has character and great quality.”

Spal midfielder Matteo Prati commented on the emotions of the night before: “We’ve improved a lot thanks to the coach who gave us insight into the game and put so much intensity into the pace. We don’t feel any pressure, just proud to play in a world final, the dream of every boy who plays football.” We’re all focused on the game and want to win.”

Cesare Casadei and Simone Pafundi are in the spotlight thanks to goals scored in the competition. It is Chelsea midfielder Casadei’s (20) seventh goal in five games, overtaking Paolo Rossi and Salvatore Schillaci as blue goalscorer at a FIFA tournament. A record that Pablito He held his position thanks to the six goals he scored in the unforgettable 1982 Mundial, which Schillaci equalized in Italia 1990. On the other side is Pafundi, 17, Udinese playmaker who gave us the dream of the final thanks to the magic goal in the 86th minute against South Korea.


Italy celebrate the final of the FIFA U-20 World Cup on Sunday

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