RADHICA DE SILVA
You are here
US advances at U17 World Cup
MUMBAI—The United States advanced to the round of 16 at the under-17 World Cup despite losing 3-1 to Colombia yesterday.
Both teams finished on six points along with Ghana, which won Group A on goal difference. Colombia claimed second spot after its head-to-head result against the US, which also advanced as one of the best third-place teams.
Juan Vidal shot Colombia ahead in Mumbai as early as the third minute before George Acosta equalised in the 24th off an impressive pass from Andrew Carleton. Juan Penaloza made it 2-1 halfway through the second half with a finely taken free kick and then set up Dieber Caicedo with a cross in the 87th to seal the game.
Earlier, Ghana routed host India 4-0 to finish top of Group A. India failed to advance in the tournament.
Paraguay powered through Group B with three wins from three games after beating Turkey 3-1.
User comments posted on this website are the sole views and opinions of the comment writer and are not representative of Guardian Media Limited or its staff.
Guardian Media Limited accepts no liability and will not be held accountable for user comments.
Guardian Media Limited reserves the right to remove, to edit or to censor any comments.
Any content which is considered unsuitable, unlawful or offensive, includes personal details, advertises or promotes products, services or websites or repeats previous comments will be removed.
User profiles registered through fake social media accounts may be deleted without notice.