After the frustration in the debut match, when Brazil was defeated by Italy, the South American side finally rose in the FIFA U20 World Cup, a tournament played in Argentina. Last Wednesday, the team managed by coach Ramon Menezes defeated the Dominican Republic 6-0, in a match played in the city of Mendoza.
With the result, Brazil is momentarily second in Group D, with 3 points. The first place belongs to Nigeria, Brazilian rival in the third round. The match will be played on Saturday. Italy has 3 points, but is at a disadvantage on goal difference in relation to Brazil. The Dominican Republic has no points so far.
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Six different players scored goals
Six different players scored for Brazil in the match against the Dominicans. Sávio and Marcos Leonardo scored their goals in the first half. The Santos forward, who had already scored twice against Italy, reached three goals in the tournament. In the second half, Brazil managed to make the advantage larger with goals from Jean, Geovane, Marlon Gomes and Matheus Martins.
AQUI É BRASIL! 🇧🇷
Com atuação de gala, Seleção Brasileira goleia República Dominicana por 6 a 0 e conquista os primeiros três pontos na Copa do Mundo Sub-20.
Com o resultado, Brasil assumiu a segunda posição e depende de uma vitória no sábado para confirmar a classificação para… pic.twitter.com/PUoRRLXVfc
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“I’ve been working with this group of athletes for over a year now. I know very well what these athletes can do on the pitch. The athletes understood that we didn’t have a good debut match. Today in the second half, we had that reaction, which is the trademark of this group of young guys: reacting. They had this spirit, with attitude”, said coach Menezes after the match.
“We forgot what happened in the game against Italy, and the confidence remains the same. Today we played a great game to gain even more confidence in the World Cup”, added Sávio, who stood out for Brazil in the game.