Group stage. Round 3.
Stadium: Ciudad de La Plata.
La Plata, Argentina.
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This is Iraq's fifth time in the finals at the World U20 championships. In 2013, they even reached the semifinals but finished in fourth place. The team qualified for the World Cup through the continental championships. They got to the finals but lost to Uzbekistan 0:1, which was enough to get them a ticket to Argentina. Another issue is that Iraq did not fare better in the final round. In the opening game, they failed to Uruguay - 0:4, then Tunisia 0:3, so their chances of qualifying for the playoffs are close to zero.
England, in recent years, has begun to become a formidable force. In 2017, the Lions won the U20 World Cup for the first time. Last year they triumphed in the U19 World Cup. This lineup is now playing in the World Cup and doing well. In the debut game, Ian Foster's charges managed a 1:0 win over Tunisia and Uruguay in a brilliant battle (3:2). This success let the Englishmen enter the playoffs.
Expert Betting Tips
The teams started the tournament differently. The Whites and Greens failed their opening two games (0:7), losing virtually all chances of making the playoffs. The Lions won both games and secured a playoff ticket. There's a good chance that the coaching staff will rotate the roster, but the English should comfortably beat their opponent even with the reserves.
England continues to stay in great shape. In the last nine games, they claimed eight victories and one draw but scored 22 goals (2.44 on average). In addition, the team conceded in almost every game. The Iraqis have a troubled defense, which missed seven goals (3.50 on average) in two matches at World Cup.
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