Senegal have been eliminated from the 2023 FIFA U-20 World Cup following a 1-1 draw vs Colombia. Here is a summary of group C.
There was late drama in both final group C games decided on Saturday night in Argentina.
Senegal were going to qualify with a 1-0 lead over Colombia until the South Americans struck deep into stoppage time.
Cortes scored in the fifth minute of stoppage time to cancel Camara’s 30th minute goal and break Senegalese hearts at the Estadio Unico Diego Maradona in La Plata.
The 1-1 result meant Senegal will exit the tournament after finishing bottom of group C.
In the other game, Israel scored two goals in the final quarter to seal a 2-1 comeback win over Japan to take second spot and leave Japan in danger of elimination.
Japan occupy 3rd place with 3 points and a -1 goal difference. This may fall short in the race for four best 3rd placed teams at the conclusion of group stage matches today [May 28].
GROUP C FINAL STANDINGS
Colombia finish top of the standings in group C with 7 points. Israel are second place with 4 points. Japan take 3rd place with 3 points from their win over Senegal who finish bottom of the log with 2 points only.
As it stands, Colombia and Israel head through with automatic tickets while Japan will wait for the conclusion of group stage matches to know their fate.
Meanwhile, Africa U-20 Champions Senegal are eliminated.