U-20 World Cup: Brazil’s Oscar Predicts Classic Tie With Spain


Brazil U-2-0s playmaker Oscar believes that the quarter final clash in the ongoing FIFA U-20 World Cup clash against Spain will go down as a classic.

The two sides go head-to-head in Colombia tonight at 18:00 local time (12midnight Nigerian time) with a semi-final place at stake.

Speaking to FIFA.com, Oscar said: “We predicted we’d come up against Spain early on. It’s a game between two great teams and I think it would have been a fitting final. It will be a footballing clássico and there will be no margin for error.

“First of all we need to make sure we’re solid at the back because, if we can keep things tight, I’m sure our forwards will put away any clear chances that come their way,” he continued.

“It will be a very difficult game, tougher than the Saudi Arabia match. But we’re confident, united, very focused and have everything we need to put in a good performance.

“It’s a shame that one of these sides will have to exit so soon. I just hope it’s not us!” concluded the 19-year-old Internacional player.

Meanwhile, Brazil’s coach, Ney Franco, admitted that Spain are a great team, but he believes his side is well prepared.

“Brazil is well prepared technically, physically and mentally to produce a beautiful game so that the spectators can enjoy the show,” he said.

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