2017 FIFA U-20 WC: Uruguay beat Portugal on penalties to reach semis; meet Venezuela

Daejeon, South Korea (PANA) - Uruguay reached the semifinals of the 2017 FIFA U-20 competition in South Korea after beating Portugal 5-4 on penalties in their quarterfinal match at World Cup Stadium in Daejeon on Sunday ended 2-2 after extra time.

Portugal's Xande Silva scored in 55 seconds from the opening whistle but Santiago Bueno equalised for Uruguay 15 minutes later.

Portugal went ahead again in the 41st minute with a strike from Diogo Goncalves but Uruguay made it 2-2 with a penalty scored by Federico Valverde in the 50th minute.

In the penalty shootout, Portugal missed three kicks while Uruguay missed two.

Uruguay will play Venezuela in the semifinals. Venezuela disposed of USA 2-1 in extra time in the first semifinal match.
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04 june 2017 12:15:52

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