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FIFA U-20 World Cup: Argentina profile

Argentina U-20 team profile: key players, full squad list, coach for 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup

May 14, 2019 By Ali M.
La Albiceleste head to Poland with one goal and one goal only: winning a record-extending seventh title.

What Argentina U-20's history in the FIFA U-20 World Cup?

Argentina and the FIFA U-20 World Cup has been a match made in heaven. The South Americans are the most successful side in this competition, winning it a record six times.

It was clear that La Albiceleste would excel in this competition since their very first appearance. The CONMEBOL giant made their debut at Japan 1979 and conquered all en route to the title. They were led by Ramon Diaz and Diego Maradona, but they aren't the only Argentine icons to taste success, with the likes of Cambiasso, Riquelme, Aimar, Saviola, and Messi all getting their hands on this trophy.

They have made 15 appearances in the FIFA U-20 World Cup, losing in the final only once in seven appearances. La Albiceleste have also been crowned champions at Qatar 1995, Malaysia 1997, Argentina 2001, Netherlands 2005, and Canada 2007.

What is Argentina's group at the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup?

Argentina U-20 are in Group F. For more information and analysis on the Argentines' Last 16 qualification chances, check out Group F analysis: Argentina, Portugal, South Africa, South Korea - FIFA U-20 World Cup 2019 teams.

What is Argentina U-20's full squad list for the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup?

Goalkeepers: Manuel Roffo, Jeronimo Pourtau, Joaquin Blazquez

Defenders: Nehuen Perez, Francisco Ortega, Facundo Mura, Maximiliano Centurion, Marcelo Weigandt, Facundo Medina

Midfielders: Santiago Sosa, Agustin Almendra, Gonzalo Maroni, Anibal Moreno, Fausta Vera, Cristian Ferreira, Ezequiel Barca

Forwards: Julian Alvarez, Adolfo Gaich, Agustin Urzi, Tomas Chancalay, Pedro de la Vega

Who are the key players to watch for Argentina U-20 at the U-20 World Cup?

The CONMEBOL giant booked their ticket after coming in second in the U-20 South American Championship. La Albiceleste didn't start well, failing to win in their opening two games but turned things around with the help of three men in particular: goalkeeper Manuel Roffo and midfielders Anibal Moreno and Gonzalo Marioni. They will hope to impress in Poland.

Who is Argentina U-20's coach?

Fernando Batista is the man in charge of the national side. The manager, an Argentine himself, took over two months prior to the U-20 South American Championship. Since retiring from football, he is yet to manage a senior side. He began his coaching career in 2000 with San Lorenzo and has enjoyed spells with South Korea and Armenia.

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