Argentina U-20 Are Crowned Champions Of South America In Uruguay

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The Argentines were proclaimed champions after winning 2-1 against Uruguay in their own backyard to win the title in Montevideo.

Uruguay went into the game with 8 points and needed to win to become champions, while Argentina arrived with 10 points and only needed a draw.

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The first goal of the game came from Uruguay when Gaston Pererio put them ahead in the 7th minute, but Angel Correa, the Atletico de Madrid player, then took control.

Firstly he supplied the assist for Driussi to score the Argentine’s equalizer in the 36th minute then he scored the second goal himself in the 81st minute, thus winning both the Man of the Match award and the title for his team.

As well as becoming South American champions, Argentina also earned direct qualification for the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in 2016 with the win. After winning gold in the Olympics in 2004 and 2008, the Argentines missed out London 2012.

The tournament was a round robin league rather than a knockout. Uruguay finished third and therefore will not be present in Rio. Colombia were second and they will enter a playoff against a side from CONCACAF.

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