U20 WORLD CUP: MATCHDAY SIX

Under20WorldCup

Iraq once again pulled off an upset but this time grabbing all three points against Egypt – Will Burns has just a short, quick round-up below.

GroupE

20130326 - Chile U20 Nicolas Castillo

CHILE 1-1 ENGLAND

Tottenham Hotspur’s young striker Harry Kane scored to save England from defeat to Chile as Peter Taylor side grabbed their second draw in the group.

Kane collected a pass from Everton midfielder Ross Barkley in the 64th minute and beat goalkeeper Dario Melo with a low shot at the near post to give the Three Lions just their second point of the tournament after drawing 2-2 against Iraq.

Nicolas Castillo had put Chile in front from the penalty spot in the 32nd after Daniel Potts brought down Chile winger Angelo Henriquez.

England now must defeat a strong Egypt side to have any chance of making it through to the knockout stages.

Iraq stun Egypt to move top

IRAQ 2-1 EGYPT

The underdogs of Iraq are now top of their group after they stunned match favourites Egypt 2-1 in a deserved win.

Iraq had the better of the play early in the match but it was the African side that gained the lead after 27 minutes. Egyptian striker Trezeget flicked the ball wide for Ibrahim Osama who delivered a first-time cross that Hassan Ahmed met with the perfect header, sending the ball into the net.

However, Egypt were not in front for long. Ammar Abdulhussein managed to squeeze the ball in from close range just five minutes later to ensure that the sides headed into half-time 1-1.

Mohamed Samir had a good chance to restore Egypt’s lead, but it was the Iraqis that managed to find the third goal of the game. The hero was Mohanad Abdulraheem, who showed great skill to flick the ball past Metwaly Mahmoud, take it round the keeper, away from Ibrahim Osama and finally, finding a gap to shoot between the two defenders sliding in to cover the line.

20130626 - U20 Group E

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GroupF

Victory sees Uruguay back on track

NEW ZEALAND 0-2 URUGUAY

New Zealand are packing their bags as they were eliminated falling to a 2-0 defeat to Uruguay on Wednesday evening.

The South Americans started well and went ahead after just four minutes. Giorgian de Arrascaeta hitting a wonderful free-kick into the top corner of the goal giving goalkeeper Scott Basalaj no chance of stopping.

Uruguay continued to dominate and Jose Gimenez almost scored Uruguay’s second early in the second half, but his effort was wide of the target, with New Zealand somehow remaining in the match. Nicolas Lopez was next to come close for the South American outfit just past the hour mark, but the Roma midfielder flashed his effort wide of the post. Storm Roux remained New Zealand’s main outlet in the second period, but it was Lopez that made sure of the points with a close-range finish late on.

20130326 - Croatia U20 Marko Livaja

CROATIA 1-1 UZBEKISTAN

Croatia and Uzbekistan played out an engaging 1-1 draw, leaving the pair topping the table on four points with a game to go.

Sardor Rakhmanov scored to grab the lead for Akhmadjan Musaev’s team but Marko Livaja found a second-half equaliser for the Croats as the spoils were shared.

20130626 - U20 Group F

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