The elimination round of the 2013 U-20 World Cup kicks off on Tuesday, July 2 with the first slate of games from the Round of 16. After an exciting bunch of games that took place in the group stages of the tournament, the remaining nations are preparing to ramp up the intensity and make their mark on the biggest tournament at this level.
A number of the nations involved in the Round of 16 are watching their senior squads prepare for World Cup qualifying for next summer’s big tournament in Brazil, but this is the rising young stars chance to make their mark on the sport and their countries history.
To see all of the match ups for the Round of 16, here is a complete bracket, via FIFA.com:
All games will be aired on ESPN or ESPN U, along with online viewing availability thanks to live streams on ESPN 3 and the Watch ESPN app.
Here is the complete television schedule for the U-20 World Cup Round of 16:
|37||Tuesday, July 2||11 a.m. ET||Spain vs. Mexico|
|38||Tuesday, July 2||11 a.m. ET||Greece vs. Uzbekistan|
|39||Tuesday, July 2||2 p.m. ET||Nigeria vs. Uruguay|
|40||Tuesday, July 2||2 p.m. ET||France vs. Turkey|
|41||Wednesday, July 3||11 a.m. ET||Portugal vs. Ghana|
|42||Wednesday, July 3||11 a.m. ET||Croatia vs. Chile|
|43||Wednesday, July 3||2 p.m. ET||Colombia vs. Korea Republic|
|44||Wednesday, July 3||2 p.m. ET||Iraq vs. Paraguay|