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Five standout Asian players from the FIFA U-20 World Cup

Saudi Arabia’s 1-0 loss to Uruguay on Wednesday afternoon marked the elimination of Asian teams from the ongoing FIFA U-20 World Cup, the first time since 2011 that an AFC representative has failed to reach the quarter-finals.

Despite the disappointing conclusion, the competition did give Asian football observers some positive take-aways, including standout performances by several Asian players whose futures look bright for club and country.

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