Brazil and Portugal Meet in U-20 World Cup Final
Brazil and Portugal have taken completely different paths to the U-20 World Cup Final. However, their paths are set to come to a head-on collision in Bogota, Colombia.
Brazil won their group by scoring eight goals and dominating on the offensive end, while Portugal won their group by dominating on the defensive end. Portugal has not given up a goal in the entire tournament, but they recorded just two goals in group play and have recorded only three goals since then.
Brazil conceded just one goal in the group stages and have conceded two goals since then, both of which came against Spain.
Portugal boasts a plus-5 goal differential, while Brazil has a plus-12 goal differential.
Many viewed the Brazil vs. Spain quarterfinal match as the real U-20 World Cup Final; thus, Brazil has been pegged as the favorite entering this match. They have been much better than Portugal on the offensive end and have been solid on defense, allowing just one goal outside of the match against Spain.
Portugal has been inconsistent on offense, but their defense and goalkeeper, Mika, have been incredible.
The match will be aired live on ESPNU and will also be available via live streaming on ESPN3.