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Match 6 Ulsan - Ulsan Complex Stadium
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19 August

Referee Bertrand LAYEC (FRA)

Summary

Ambitious Argentina held by Syria

Ambitious Argentina held by Syria

Syria sprung a surprise in the final game of the first round of Group C matches, holding FIFA U-17 World Cup Korea 2007 contenders Argentina to a 0-0 draw at the Ulsan Complex Stadium on 19 August.The match quickly developed into a clash between Argentina's technical and patient approach and Syria's direct and powerful style. In the first half it was the Albicelestes who held the upper ...

Highlights

Line-up

ARG
SYR
Substitute(s)
Coaches
Miguel Angel TOJO (ARG)
(SYR) Mohamad ALJOMAA
Officials
  • Referee: Bertrand LAYEC (FRA)
  • Assistant Referee 1: Eric DANSAULT (FRA)
  • Assistant Referee 2: Stephane DUHAMEL (FRA)
  • Fourth official: LEE Min Hu (KOR)

Photos

  • Argentina - Syria
  • Argentina - Syria
  • Argentina - Syria
  • Argentina - Syria
  • Argentina - Syria
  • Argentina - Syria
  • Argentina - Syria
  • Argentina - Syria
  • Argentina - Syria

Quotes

Miguel Tojo (ARG), Argentina coach
"The emotional burden on the opening game of a World Cup always makes it difficult to play, but the way the game developed prevented us from repeating our good first-half display. We'd controlled the tempo but weren't able to find the opening goal that would have calmed us down a bit."

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    STATISTICS
    ArgentinaStatisticsSyria
    16Shots15
    6Corner kicks2
    1Yellow cards2
    0Second yellow card and red card0
    0Red Cards0
    60%Possession (%)40%