• Wednesday Jun 15, 2005

    Late goals give Canada heartbreaking loss against Colombia

    Two goals in the final nine minutes of the match gave Canada's under-20 team a heartbreaking 2:0 loss against Colombia in Group E action at the 2005 FIFA World Youth Championship in the Netherlands on Wednesday.

    After a scoreless 80 minutes of play at the Willem II Stadium in Tilburg, Colombia (2-0-0, 6 Points) finally broke through Canada's (0-1-1, 1 Point) defence with a goal by Radamel Garcia 60 seconds later.

    Fredy Guarin added another with two minute remaining in the victory for Colombia. In another Group E encounter in Tilburg on Wednesday, Syria (1-0-1, 4 Points) topped Italy (0-2-0, 0 Points) 2:1.

    The first round of the 2005 FIFA World Youth Championship continues for the CONCACAF representatives on Friday, when Panama (0-2-0, 0 Points) meets China (2-0-0, 6 Points) in a Group B match at the Galgenwaard Stadum in Utrecht.

    In another first round encounter on Friday, Honduras (0-2-0, 0 Points) takes on Spain (2-0-0, 6 Points) in Group C play at the Vijverberg Stadium in Doetichem, while in Group D action on Saturday, the USA (1-0-1, 4 Points) faces Egypt (0-2-0, 0 Points) at Het Diekman Stadium in Enschede.

    In all, 24 countries are in six groups of four teams for the first round of the FIFA World Youth Championship. The top two teams in each group, plus the four best third-placed teams will advance to the knockout stage.

    Group B
    17.06.2005: Utrecht, NETHERLANDS; Galgenwaard Stadium (20:30)

    Group C
    17.06.2005: Doetichem, NETHERLANDS; Vijverberg Stadium (17:30)

    Group D
    18.06.2005: Enschede, NETHERLANDS; Het Diekman Stadium (13:30)

    Group E
    15.06.2005: Tilburg, NETHERLANDS; Willem II Stadium (A: 6500)
    CANADA - COLOMBIA 0:2 (0:0)
    Radamel GARCIA 81'; Fredy GUARIN 88'
    CAN: Josh Wagenaar - Graham Ramalho, Nik Ledgerwood, Andrew Hainault, Brad Peetoom, Tyler Rosenlund, Ryan Gyaki, Will Johnson, Riley O'Neill, David Edgar (84: Jaime Peters), Andrea Lombardo (69: Marcel De Jong). Booked: Gyaki 15', Edgar 82'
    COL: Libis Arenas - Cristian Zapata, Juan Zuniga, Harrison Morales, Juan Carlos Toja, Harrison (85: Fredy Guarin), Abel Aguilar, Dayro Moreno (77: Radamel Garcia), Cristian Marrugo, Wason Renteria, Mauricio Casierra (69: Hugo Rodallega). Booked: Toja 58'
    TD: Eduardo LARA
    R: Esam ABD EL FATAH (EGY)

    18.06.2005: Kerkrade, NETHERLANDS; Parkstad Limburg Stadium (13:30)

    Photo by Toin Damen/Pro Shots

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