By JUSTIN FERGUSON
The final group stage matches in the FIFA Under-20 World Cup headline a Soccer Saturday that finishes up with a full slate of Major League Soccer action.
The action in Turkey begins with Group F, where first-place Uzbekistan will be looking to hold onto a top spot against a tough Uruguay squad. Uruguay is one of several third-place nations on the bubble for a knockout round and is coming off a 2-0 win. Croatia has a great chance to lock down a place in the next round in a match against winless New Zealand.
England is another one of those bubble teams in the competition, and a win on Saturday would ensure its spot in the bracket. The young Three Lions, who have drawn their first two matches, will take on winless Egypt in Group E action. The top two teams in that group, Chile and Iraq, will battle for a higher seed in their match.
Several U-20 squads, including Mexico, and their fans will have their eyes on these final four group stage matches as the results will determine their fate in the final 16.
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Enjoy the action (Today’s TV schedule is after the jump):
11am – ESPN3 – Uzbekistan vs Uruguay – U20 World Cup
11am – ESPN3 – Croatia vs New Zealand – U20 World Cup
1pm – MLS Direct Kick – Toronto vs Real Salt Lake
2pm – Univision/ESPN3 – Iraq vs Chile – U20 World Cup
2pm – ESPNU – Egypt vs England – U20 World Cup
5:30pm – NBC Sports Network – Philadelphia Union vs Dallas
7pm – MLS Direct Kick – Montreal Impact vs Colorado Rapids
7pm – MLS Direct Kick – DC United vs Vancouver Whitecaps
8:30pm – MLS Direct Kick – Sporting KC vs Columbus Crew
10:30pm – MLS Direct Kick – SJ Earthquakes vs LA Galaxy
10:30pm – MLS Direct Kick – Chivas USA vs New England Revolution