Uruguay knocks out Spain
Substitute Felipe Avenatti scored in extra time to give Uruguay a 1-0 win over Spain in the quarterfinals of the Under-20 World Cup on Saturday.
Avenatti had been on for five minutes when the 1.96-meter tall striker scored with a fierce header at the near post from Giorgian De Arrascaeta’s corner in the 103rd.
It’s the fourth time Uruguay has reached the last four in the competition. It will play Iraq or South Korea for a place in the final.
Earlier Saturday, France beat Uzbekistan 4-0 to set up a semifinal against Ghana or Chile. The remaining quarterfinals are scheduled for Sunday.
Spain was the only team in the quarterfinals to have won all matches and was widely regarded as a favorite for the title.