Stylish Uruguay sink Iraq at FIFA U-20 World Cup

Stylish Uruguay sink Iraq at FIFA U-20 World Cup

Uruguay made light work of Iraq in arguably the most impressive performance thus far of the FIFA U-20 World Cup Argentina 2023™.

Matias Abaldo broke the deadlock following a canny pass from Franco Gonzalez, before scorer turned provider, delivering a glorious cross which Andres Ferrari headed home with aplomb.

The third came when Facundo Gonzalez’s header from a corner came back off the crossbar and went in off the goalkeeper. Alan Matturro added the fourth with a powerful header from a corner in stoppage time, before celebrating elaborately with his shin pad.

Uruguay and Iraq will return to action on Thursday against England and Tunisia respectively.

Uruguay, who began the day with 96 FIFA U-20 World Cup goals to their name, became the fourth nation to reach the 100 mark after Brazil, Argentina and Spain.