2011 Under-20 World Cup this week ...

[DATEBOOK] Brazil meets Mexico and France faces Portugal in Wednesday's semifinals at the Under-20 World Cup in Colombia. Brazil is seeking its fifth title and Portugal its first since winning back-to-back crowns in 1989 and 1991 with its famous "Golden Generation." Mexico hasn't reached the semifinals since the inaugural U-20 championship in 1977 and France, the European U-19 champion, is playing in the final four for the first time. For the Under-20 World Cup broadcast schedule ...

SEMIFINALS
Aug. 17 in Pereira
Brazil vs. Mexico (#49) (ESPNU, ESPN3.com, Galavision, live, 9 pm ET)
Aug. 17 in Medellin
France vs. Portugal (#50) (ESPNU, ESPN3.com, live, 6 pm ET)

THIRD-PLACE GAME
Aug. 20 in Bogota
L49 vs. L50 (ESPNU, ESPN3.com, live, 5 pm ET)

FINAL
Aug. 20 in Bogota
W49 vs. W50 (ESPNU, ESPN3.com, Galavision, live, 9 pm ET)

QUARTERFINALS
Aug. 13 in Bogota
Colombia 1 Mexico 3.
Goals: Zapata 60; Torres pen. 38, Rivera 69, 88. Att.: 35,969.
Aug. 13 in Cartagena
Portugal 0 Argentina 0.
(Portugal wins 5-4 on penalties.)
Att.: 15,946.
Aug. 14 in Pereira
Brazil 2 Spain 2.
(Brazil wins 4-2 on penalties.)
Goals: Willian 35, Dudu 100; Rodrigo 57, Alvaro Vasquez 102. Att.: 29, 318.
Aug. 14 in Cali

France 3 Nigeria 2.
Goals: Lacazette 50, 104, Fofana 102; Ejike 90, 113. Att.: 33.007.

ROUND OF 16
Aug. 9 in Pereira
Cameroon 1 Mexico 1
(Mexico wins 3-1 on penalties.)
Aug. 9 in Cali
Portugal 1 Guatemala 0
Aug. 9 in Bogota
Colombia 1 Costa Rica 0
Aug. 9 in Medellin
Argentina 2 Egypt 1
Aug. 10 in Armenia
Nigeria 1 England 0
Aug. 10 in Manizales
Spain 0 South Korea 0
(Spain wins 7-6 on penalties.)
Aug. 10 in Barranquilla
Brazil 3 Saudi Arabia 0
Aug. 10 in Cartagena
France 1 Ecuador 0

GROUP A
July 30 in Bogota
South Korea 2 Mali 0
Colombia 4 France 1
Aug. 2 in Bogota
France 3 South Korea 1
Colombia 2 Mali 0
Aug. 5 in Cali
France 2 Mali 0
Aug. 5 in Bogota
Colombia 1 South Korea 0
Final Standings: Colombia 9 points; France 6; South Korea 3; Mali 0.

GROUP B
July 30 in Cali
Cameroon 1 New Zealand 1
Portugal 0 Uruguay 0
Aug. 2 in Cali
Uruguay 1 New Zealand 1
Portugal 1 Cameroon 0
Aug. 5 in Cali
Portugal 1 New Zealand 0
Aug. 5 in Bogota
Cameroon 1 Uruguay 0
Final Standings: Portugal 7 points; Cameroon 4; New Zealand 2; Uruguay 2.

GROUP C
July 31 in Manizales
Spain 4 Costa Rica 1
Australia 1 Ecuador 1
Aug. 3 in Manizales
Spain 2 Ecuador 0
Costa Rica 3 Australia 2
Aug. 6 in Pereira
Ecuador 3 Costa Rica 0
Aug. 6 in Manizales
Spain 5 Australia 1
Final Standings: Spain 9 points; Ecuador 4; Costa Rica 3; Australia 1.

GROUP D
July 31 in Armenia
Nigeria 5 Guatemala 0
Saudi Arabia 2 Croatia 0
Aug. 3 Armenia
Saudi Arabia 6 Guatemala 0
Nigeria 5 Croatia 2
Aug. 6 in Pereira
Nigeria 2 Saudi Arabia 0
Aug. 6 in Armenia
Guatemala 1 Croatia 0
Final Standings: Nigeria 9 points; Saudi Arabia 6; Guatemala 3; Croatia 0.

GROUP E
July 29 in Barranquilla
Brazil 1 Egypt 1
July 29 in Cartagena
Austria 0 Panama 0
Aug. 1 in Barranquilla
Egypt 1 Panama 0
Brazil 3 Austria 0
Aug. 4 in Barranquilla
Brazil 4 Panama 0
Aug. 4 in Cartagena
Egypt 4 Austria 0
Final Standings: Brazil 7 points; Egypt 7; Panama 1, Austria 1.

GROUP F
July 29 in Medellin
England 0 North Korea 0
Argentina 1 Mexico 0
Aug. 1 in Medellin
Mexico 3 North Korea 0
Argentina 0 England 0
Aug. 4 in Cartagena
Mexico 0 England 0
Aug. 4 in Barranquilla
Argentina 3 North Korea 0
Final Standings: Argentina 7 points; Mexico 4; England 3; North Korea 1.

2 comments about "2011 Under-20 World Cup this week ...".
  1. Luis Arreola, August 17, 2011 at 8:44 a.m.

    Lets also mention that Mexico just won the U17 World Cup and the Gold Cup for the second time in a row. Mexico is dominating.

  2. Erik Perez, August 17, 2011 at 4:04 p.m.

    Brazil (2003) is the only country to win the U17 and U20 World Cup in the same year. It's going to be tough, but Mexico will try to match that record this week.

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