Panama’s hopes of advancing into the knockout stage of the FIFA U-20 World Cup were dashed Thursday, when a late goal by Emmanuel Boateng lifted Ghana to a 1-0 win in the final Group B game for both at North Harbour Stadium.
Viktor Kovalenko scored three goals in the second half to lift Ukraine (2-1-0, 7 points) to a 3-0 win over the United States (2-0-1, 6 points) in the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup on Friday at North Harbour Stadium.
A representative from Fiji (1-0-1, 3 points) won for the first-ever time in a FIFA competition, scoring three times in the first half for a 3-0 triumph over Honduras in the FIFA U-20 World Cup on Thursday at AMI Stadium.
In his first start for the United States, Gedion Zelalem was impressive, helping Americans to a comprehensive 4-0 win over host New Zealand in the FIFA U-20 World Cup on Tuesday.
Mexico’s FIFA U-20 World Cup campaign is firmly back on track after Kevin Gutierrez netted directly off a free kick in the second minute of stoppage time to give the Tricolor a 2-1 win over Uruguay on Wednesday at Forsyth Barr Stadium.
Despite a pair of penalty-kick saves by goalkeeper Jaime De Gracia, nine-man Panama dropped a 2-1 decision to Austria in the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup on Tuesday at Westpac Stadium.