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')

Related

    Russia Leave Egypt Needing World Cup Miracle

    World Football logo
    World Football

    Russia Leave Egypt Needing World Cup Miracle

    Tom Sunderland
    via Bleacher Report

    Ranking Every World Cup Team

    World Football logo
    World Football

    Ranking Every World Cup Team

    Sam Tighe
    via Bleacher Report

    Neymar in Doubt to Face Costa Rica

    World Football logo
    World Football

    Neymar in Doubt to Face Costa Rica

    Gianni Verschueren
    via Bleacher Report

    Jack Wilshere to Leave Arsenal

    World Football logo
    World Football

    Jack Wilshere to Leave Arsenal

    Timothy Rapp
    via Bleacher Report