With the U20 World Cup in Turkey well underway, it's time to take a look at the standings before the last round of the group stage.

Here we take a look at the situation in Group B:


Portugal are top of Group B by virtue of most goals scored, with four points.

They managed to beat Nigeria 3-2 in the first round, scoring the winner after the Super Eagles bounced back from a two-goal deficit. After an entertaining draw against South Korea, with whom they are level on points, all they need is a draw against Cuba to find themselves in the last 16.

South Korea

After coming back from behind with two second-half goals to beat Cuba 2-1 in the first round, South Korea managed to secure a point against Portugal, putting them in a great position to progress to the next stage.

Their third round fixture of the group stage is against Nigeria, and even a draw would be enough to get into the last 16.


After losing in the first round against Portugal, in a display that showed a great deal of character, the Nigerians steamrolled Cuba, beating them 3-0 in the next round.

Now confidence is sky-high before the match with South Korea, where they will need a win to secure a top-two finish. However, they have a good chance of going through even with a negative result, seeing as four of the best third-placed teams also progress to the next stage.


With zero points and a minus four goal difference, it seems as though Cuba are out. However, a win against Portugal in the last round would give them the slimmest of chances of reaching the last 16.


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