Columbia qualify for knock-outs

Navi Mumbai, Oct 12:
Columbia produced their best game when it mattered as they beat USA 3-1 to qualify for the pre-quarterfinal of the FIFA U-17 World Cup, here today.
Desperately needing a win to push their case, Colombia scored through Juan Vidal (3rd minute), Juan Penaloza (67th) and Dieber Caicedo (87th) to seal the win and finish second in Group A behind Ghana.
USA’s lone goal was scored by George Acosta in the 24th minute.
USA, who had earlier defeated hosts India 3-0 and Ghana 1-0, tasted their first defeat of the tournament.
This was Columbia’s second win after they defeated India 2-1 in New Delhi.
With this, both USA and Columbia have six points in their kitty, but Columbia finished second on goal difference and USA was pushed to the third position. (PTI)


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