FIFA U-20 World Cup: Argentina close to early exit

Argentina settled for a scoreless draw against Austria in their final group B encounter in the ongoing FIFA U-20 World Cup in New Zealand on Friday and would depend on results from group A and C to progress.

The pre-tournament favourites threw all they could at a red sea of defenders separating them from their target of a top two place in the group. The Europeans stood strong to qualify in second and book a trip to Whangarei in the Round of 16.

Both halves couldn’t produce any goal, despite the determination on the faces of the Argentina to manage a win.

Austria per this draw have placed runners-up to Ghana in group B and have advanced to the round of 16 of the Championship.

The six times champions entered the tournament with much expectations, but could join the early plane back to South America after a poor show, if either Myanmar-New Zealand or Senegal-Qatar games end in any form of win, because there is only one slot left for the nations that finished third in their group to pick and Argentina are on 2 points.

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