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Cesare Casadei’s late goal against England booked Italy’s place in the quarter-final against Héctor Cárdenas’ Colombia.
Colombia will face Italy for a place in the semi-finals of the Under-20 World Cup in Argentina. Two of the most impressive sides in the tournament meet at Estadio San Juan Del Bicentenario on Saturday.
For Colombia, progression to the semi-finals would equal their best ever performance in a U20 World Cup. In 2003 a squad that featured the likes of Fredy Guarín finished in third place and Héctor Cárdenas’ side have shown that they scan do something special once again. They are unbeaten in this tournament and beat Slovakia 5-1 in the Round of 16 fixture.
Italy pulled off one of the most impressive results of the tournament so far when they upset pre-tournament favourites Brazil in their opening game. A 3-2 win came courtesy of two goals from Chelsea’s Cesare Casadei, who has impressed throughout the tournament. They beat a hotly-tipped England side in the first knock-out round and will be confident of reaching the semi-finals.
What time does Colombia vs Italy start?
The U20 World Cup quarter-final between Colombia and Italy will be played on Saturday, 3 June 2023, with kick off set for 5:00 p.m. ET/ 2:00 p.m. PT.
How can I watch Colombia vs Italy?
If you’re in the United States, the following channels will be broadcasting Colombia vs Italy:
Fox Soccer Plus, Telemundo, Telemundo Deportes En Vivo
Form guide for Colombia vs Italy
Let’s have a look at the most recent games for these two teams:
In their most recent game the South Americans won 5-1 and looked incredible on the pitch. Oscar Cortés scored a brace to take his tally for the tournament to four in four games.
But now they face truly elite opposition for the first time and will have to up their game if they are to defeat an impressive Italy side. They have shown impressive reliance to make it this far, going behind in their opening two fixtures but coming back to win both. That will give the Colombian support reason for confidence going into Saturday’s game.
Italy started the tournament with a stunning victory over Brazil, but then they slipped up against Nigeria in the following game. They undoubtedly have the quality to go far in this tournament but have conceded five goals in four games, not necessarily a recipe for success in a knock-out competition.
However they have a strong squad throughout and, in Casadei, one of the tournament’s outstanding players. The 20-year-old midfielder is leading the scoring charts with five goals and will want to add to his tally on Saturday.
Colombia vs Italy prediction
This quarter-final sees two exciting teams go head-to-head for a place in the final four. Colombia have done well to make it this far but we expect Italy’s quality to shine through and Carmine Nunziata’s side to progress to the semi-final.
Prediction: Colombia 0-2 Italy