• Saturday Jun 11, 2005

    USA open FIFA World Youth Championship with victory; Honduras & Panama fall

    The USA's Under-20 team began the 2005 FIFA World Youth Championship in the Netherlands with a victory, while Honduras and Panama fell in their respective tournament openers on Saturday.

    Chad Barrett scored just before halftime gave the USA (1-0-0, 3 Points) to a 1:0 win over Argentina (0-1-0, 0 Points) in Group D play at the Het Diekman Stadium in Enschede, while two goals each from Ricardo Parada and Jose Fuenzalida led Chile (1-0-0, 3 Points) to a 7:0 victory over Honduras (0-1-0, 0 Points) in a Group C encounter at the Vijverberg Stadium in Doetichem.

    In Group B action, the Ukraine (1-0-0, 3 Points) defeated Panama (0-1-0, 0 Points) 3:1 at the Galgenwaard Stadium in Utrecht. Oleksandr Aliiev scored twice and Maksym Feshchuk had the other tally for the Ukraine, while an own goal was the only score for Panama in the loss.

    The first round of the 2005 FIFA World Youth Championship continues for the CONCACAF representatives on Sunday, as Canada takes on Syria to open Group E at the Willem II Stadium in Tilburg.

    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
    11.06.2005: Utrecht, NETHERLANDS; Galgenwaard Stadium (A: 2500)
    UKRAINE - PANAMA 3:1 (3:1)
    Oleksandr ALIIEV 20' pen, 22'; Maksym FESHCHUK 32' - OG 26'
    UKR: Leonid Musin - Oleg Dopilka, Anatoliy Kitsuta, Oleksandr Iatsenko, Oleksandr Sytnyk (80: Sergiy Rozhok), Artem Milevskyi, Maksym Feschuk (66: Andriy Proshyn), Volodymyr Arzhanov, Dmytro Vorobei (59: Oleh Herasymyuk), Volodymr Samborskyy. Booked: Sytnyk 15', Iatsenko 50', Arzhanov 71'
    PAN: Jose Calderon - Tomas Dunn, Armando Gun, Roman Torres, Jose Venegas, Reggie Arosemena (82: David Arrue), Cristian Vega, Edwin Aguilar, Miguel Castillo (60: Celso Polo), Hanamell Hill (46: Alvaro Salazar), Luis Gallardo. Booked: Venegas 14', Calderon 19', Vega 44', Torres 46'+
    TD: Victor MENDIETA
    R: Khalil AL GHAMDI (KSA)

    14.06.2005: Utrecht, NETHERLANDS; Galgenwaard Stadium (20:30)

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

    Group C
    11.06.2005: Doetichem, NETHERLANDS; Vijverberg Stadium (A: 6800)
    HONDURAS - CHILE 0:7 (0:2)
    Ricardo PARADA 11', 71'; Jose FUENZALIDA 30', 53'; Matias FERNANDEZ 67'; Gonzalo JARA 69'; Pedro MORALES 77'
    HON: Angel Guerra - Roy Bodden, Aron Bardales, Erick Norales, Luis Ramos, Jorge Claros (74: Maynor Martinez), Ramon Nunez, Jose Guity, Jose Cruz, Emilio Izaguirre (74: Angel Nolasco), Marvin Sanchez (46: Fernando Cruz). Booked: Claros 5', Cruz 29', Ramos 51'
    TD: Ruben GUIFARRO
    CHI: Carlos Arias - Edzon Riquelme, Sebastian Montesinos, Hugo Bascunan, Ivan Vasquez, Nicolas Canales (68: Pedro Morales), Felipe Munoz, Matias Fernandez (82: Fernando Meneses), Gonzalo Jara, Jose Fuenzalida (80: Eduardo Tudela), Ricardo Parada. Booked: none
    R: Massimo BUSACCA (SUI)

    14.06.2005: Doetichem, NETHERLANDS; Vijverberg Stadium (17:30)

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

    Group D
    11.06.2005: Enschede, NETHERLANDS; Het Diekman Stadium (A: 10500)
    ARGENTINA - USA 0:1 (0:1)
    Chad BARRETT 39'
    ARG: Oscar Ustari - Gustavo Cabral, Lautaro Formica, Julio Barroso, Gabriel Paletta, Lucas Biglia, Pablo Zabaleta, Pablo Vitti, Emiliano Armenteros (46: Lionel Messi), Fernando Gago (76: Neri Cardozo), Gustavo Oberman. Booked: Vitti 46', Paletta 66'
    TD: Francisco FERRARO
    USA: Quentin Westberg - Marvell Wynne, Jonathan Spector (38: Nathan Sturgis), Patrick Ianni, Greg Dalby, Benny Feilhaber, Chad Barrett (85: Danny Szetela), Eddie Gaven, Freddy Adu, Hunter Freeman, Sammy Ochoa (60: Jacob Peterson). Booked: Gaven 29'
    TD: Sigi SCHMID
    R: Terje HAUGE (NOR)

    14.06.2005: Enschede, NETHERLANDS; Het Diekman Stadium (20:30)

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

    Group E
    12.06.2005: Tilburg, NETHERLANDS; Willem II Stadium (20:30)

    15.06.2005: Tilburg, NETHERLANDS; Willem II Stadium (17:30)

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

    Photo - Argentina vs. USA, by Alex Morton/Action Images

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