On June 14 2019 at 19:30 at the Stadion Miejski in Gdynia in the upcoming regular match of the U20 World Cup Italy youth football team will play against Ecuador national youth football team. This will be the match for the third place. The teams have already met each other at the group stage and the Italians won than.
The Blues easily went through their group as they gained 7 points in the matches against Mexico, Ecuador and Japan. In the play-offs they managed to outplay Poland and Mali and also lost to Ukraine.
As for Ecuador, they drew Japan, lost to Italy and managed to outplay Mexico and make it to the next stage from the third position. In the Round of 16 of the play-offs the South Americans won against Uruguay and USA and lost to South Korea in the semifinal.
The Italians are considered to be the favorites of the upcoming match. Two years ago they won the bronze medals of the youth World Cup. They keep to their pragmatic way of playing and that is why their chances of repeating that achievement are more than real.