Iraq vs. Uruguay: FIFA U-20 World Cup Semifinal Live Score, Highlights, Recap

Tom Sunderland@@TomSunderland_Featured ColumnistJuly 9, 2013

Iraq 1-1 Uruguay, Huseyin Avni Aker Stadium, Full Time (7-6 on Penalties)

Despite developing an early grip on matters, Uruguay quickly found themselves chasing their semifinal fixture thanks to a flash of brilliance from lraq left-back, Ali Adnan, who whipped in a fierce free-kick to put his side into the lead.

However, Uruguay substitutes, Diego Bueno and Felipe Avenatti, combined wonderfully to net an 88th-minute equaliser for their side, pushing this match into extra time, before eventually heading into penalties.

Hakeem Al Azzawi's men put up a courageous fight in the spot kicks but eventually succumbed to the South Americans, who head for their second Under-20 World Cup final this Sunday.

Iraq Starting XI: Hameed; Adnan, Faez, Nadhim, Jabbar Arebat; Salman, Kamil, Tareq; Qasim, Abdulraheem, Farhan Shakor

Scorer: Adnan (35')

Uruguay Starting XI: Amores; Silva, Varela, Gimenez, Rodriguez; Pais, Cristoforo, Gino; Arrascaeta, Laxalt, Lopez

Scorer: Bueno (88')