• Saturday Jun 30, 2007

    Panama & USA open 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup with ties

    Panama & USA opened the FIFA U-20 World Cup Canada 2007 with ties against Korea DPR and Korea Republic, respectively, on Saturday.

    The crowd of 55,800 saw Danny Szetela give the USA (0-0-1, 1 Point) the lead in the 16th minute over the Korea Republic (0-0-1, 1 Point) in a Group D encounter at the Le Stade Olympique in Montreal, Quebec. Then, Young Rok Shin notched the equaliser for Korea Republic 12 minutes later for the 1:1 final score.

    Elsewhere, Panama (0-0-1, 1 Point) played Korea DPR (0-0-1, 1 Point) to a scoreless draw in Group E play in front of 26,559 spectators at the Frank Clair Stadium in Ottawa, Ontario.

    The 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup continues for the CONCACAF teams on Sunday (1 July) as the hosts Canada takes on Chile in Group A action at BMO Field in Toronto, Ontario, while Costa Rica begins Group F play against Nigeria at the Royal Athletic Park in Victoria, British Columbia.

    The top two teams in each of the six groups, plus the four best third-place teams will advance to the knockout stage at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Canada 2007.

    FIFA U-20 WORLD CUP CANADA 2007
    Group A
    01.07.2007: Toronto, Ontario; BMO Field (19:45)
    CANADA - CHILE

    05.07.2007: Edmonton, Alberta; Commonwealth Stadium (17:45)
    AUSTRIA - CANADA

    08.07.2007: Edmonton, Alberta; Commonwealth Stadium (18:00)
    CANADA - CONGO

    Group C
    02.07.2007: Toronto, Ontario; BMO Field (17:00)
    GAMBIA - MEXICO

    05.07.2007: Toronto, Ontario; BMO Field (19:45)
    MEXICO - PORTUGAL

    08.07.2007: Edmonton, Alberta; Commonwealth Stadium (15:15)
    NEW ZEALAND - MEXICO

    Group D
    30.06.2007: Montreal, Quebec; Le Stade Olympique (A: 55800)
    KOREA REPUBLIC - USA 1:1 (1:1)
    Young Rok SHIN 38' - Danny SZETELA 16'
    KOR: Jin Hyeon Kim - Chul Soon Choi, Kwang Hoon Shin, Sung Yueng Ki, Dong Suk Kim (70: Jin Hyung Song), Sang Ho Lee, Young Sung Shim (84: Hyun Seung Lee), Joo Ho Park-C, Chung Yong Lee, Young Rok Shin (59: Tae Goon Ha), Seung Jin Bae. Booked: Ho Lee 56', Soon Choi 78'
    TD: Dong Hyun CHO
    USA: Chris Seitz - Tim Ward, Nathan Sturgis, Michael Bradley, Danny Szetela (52: Dax McCarty), Robbie Rogers, Freddy Adu-C, Josmer Altidore, Sal Zizzo Julian Valentin, Tony Beltran. Booked: Rogers 18', Szetela 27'
    TD: Thomas RONGEN
    R: Joel AGUILAR (SLV)

    03.07.2007: Montreal, Quebec; Le Stade Olympique (17:00)
    USA - POLAND

    06.07.2007: Ottawa, Ontario; Frank Clair Stadium (19:45)
    BRAZIL - USA

    Group E
    30.06.2007: Ottawa, Ontario; Frank Clair Stadium (A: 26559)
    KOREA DPR - PANAMA 0:0
    PRK: Kwang Min Ju - Nam Chol Pak, Kum Il Kim-C, Chol Myong Ri, Kuk Jin Kim (84: Hung Ryong Ri), Kwang Ik Jon, Yong Il Yun, Kwang Hyok Ri, Chol Min Pak (78: Song Chol Pak), Kyong Il Kim, Chol Min Jong. Booked: Il Yun 13', Ik Jon 36'
    TD: Tong Sop JO
    PAN: Luis Mejia - Eric Vasquez, Marvin Mitchell, Luis Jaramillo (74: Josue Brown), Gabriel Torres-C, Nelson Barahona, Armando Cooper (46: Luis Ovalle), Pablo Gonzalez (79: Javier Gonzalez), Eduardo Dasent, Celso Polo, Carlos Rodriguez. Booked: Cooper 10', Mitchell 11', Torres 90'+
    TD: Julio DELY VALDES
    R: Mohamed BENOUZA (ALG)

    03.07.2007: Ottawa, Ontario; Frank Clair Stadium (19:45)
    PANAMA - ARGENTINA

    06.07.2007: Montreal, Quebec; Le Stade Olympique (17:00)
    CZECH REPUBLIC - PANAMA

    Group F
    01.07.2007: Victoria, British Columbia; Royal Athletic Park (17:00)
    NIGERIA - COSTA RICA

    04.07.2007: Victoria, British Columbia; Royal Athletic Park (17:00)
    COSTA RICA - JAPAN

    07.07.2007: Burnaby, British Columbia; Swangard Stadium (17:00)
    SCOTLAND - COSTA RICA

    Photo #1 - Panama vs. Korea DPR, from fifa.com
    Photo #2 - USA vs. Korea Republic, by Tony Quinn

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