Wednesday, June 15, 2005

World Youth Championship 2005

[Foto: VMLogo] The World Youth Championship (U-20) is presently being played in the Netherlands. This kind of tournament always gives a good insight to some of the football stars of the future. This year seems no exception, and we are both seeing some of the old teams performing well as well as witnessing some surprises:

  • In Group A the hosts Netherlands are looking a strong contender for the title, having won their first two matches.
  • In Group B China is showing that the future of Chinese football is coming with storm, having won their first two matches against Turkey and Ukraine, and only having Panama left to play.
  • In Group C Spain is trashing all, with a score of 10-1 after two only matches.
  • Group D is very exciting, with three very strong teams. Germany is ahead with 4 points, equal to the USA, having played excellently with their 16-year old Eric Adu, who is already playing his second World Cup. Argentina is just behind on the 3rd spot.
  • Colombia is leading Group E, having won their first two matches. More surprising is that Italy is last, having lost their last match to Syria, who is trailing Colombia on 2nd spot.
  • Brazil leads Group F, although closely followed by Korea and Switzerland.

The tournament will surely have some more exciting matches!

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