South America is no stranger to producing some of the world’s finest football talent, and its dominance in the Under-20 World Cup is a testament to this. Since its inception in 1977, South American teams have won a total of twelve U-20 World Cups, more than any other continent. This year, the competition will take place from May 20th to June 11th and two standout South American talents are sure to make their mark.
Argentina’s Federico Redondo is one of the most promising prospects in the tournament. As one of River Plate’s most impressive stars since their 2017 Copa Libertadores triumph, he has caught the attention of many across Europe. A dynamic player who can play anywhere along the midfield line, Redondo has become an integral part of Argentina’s setup and should be a key figure in their success at this year’s tournament.
Brazilian midfielder Andrey Santos is another young star set to shine in the U-20 World Cup this year. Santos made his first team debut for Flamengo at just 18 years old and has continued to impress ever since with his fearless attacking style on the field and clean living off it. With both his pace and passing capabilities being widely admired by scouts across Europe, Santos could potentially be Brazil’s top performer in 2023 if given enough playing time.
It will be interesting to see how these two players develop over the course of the tournament as their individual performances could give us an indication on where they may end up next season or beyond. No doubt they will be both looking to put on a show wearing Brazil jersey 2023 for supporters all over South America.
It remains to be seen what kind of impact these two players can make but with such high expectations placed upon them one thing is certain: if either Redondo or Santos can lead their respective country to glory then they will cement themselves as icons not just within their own nation but also across all other parts of South America too.