Paraguay eliminate Turkey
Paraguay got past Turkey 3-1 to top Group B with a hat-trick of wins at the FIFA U-17 World Cup, in Mumbai. The result eliminates Turkey from the group stage as they finished fourth. From three games, Turkey have one point—the same as New Zealand but the European side is behind on goal difference. New Zealand, however, have a slim chance of making it to the knockouts, while Mali advance to Round-of-16 after finishing second in Group B.
Mali thump New Zealand to enter second round
Mali booked their spot in the knockout stages with a dominant 3-1 win over New Zealand in a Group B match of the FIFA U-17 World Cup, in New Delhi. For Mali, Salam Jiddou (18th minute) scored the opening goal while Djemoussa Traore (50th minute) doubled the lead shortly after the restart. Lassana N'Diaye (82nd minute) scored the third goal for Mali. The lone goal for New Zealand was scored by substitute Charles Spragg (72nd minute). Both teams needed a win in order to be among the top two in the group and the Africa U-17 champions did so with aplomb. They ended the group stage with six points from three matches and advanced from the group along with Paraguay. New Zealand crashed out with just one point from three matches.
Colombia and England go through
Colombia scored a 3-1 victory over USA in a hard-fought match in Navi Mumbai, which meant that both teams went through from Group A at the FIFA U-17 World Cup. The result left both sides on six points along with group winners Ghana, and the Colombians claiming the tie-breaker based on the head-to-head result. USA qualified for Round of 16 as one of the best third-place teams. Juan Vidal, Juan Penaloza and Deiber Caicedo found the net for Colombia, while George Acosta scored the only goal for USA.