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First Four Quarterfinalists Set In U20 Wcup

PTI 10 Aug 2011, 10:18:40 IST

Bogota, Colombia, Aug 10 : Colombia, Argentina, Mexico and Portugal reached the quarterfinals of the Under-20 World Cup with second-round victories on Tuesday.

Home team Colombia won its fourth straight match, coming from 2-1 down in the second half to beat Costa Rica 3-2, with James Rodriguez converting a stoppage-time penalty to clinch the win.

Six-time champion Argentina defeated Egypt 2-1, with Erik Lamela scoring both goals.

Mexico beat Cameroon 3-0 on penalties after a 1-1 draw through extra time, and Portugal edged Guatemala 1-0.

In Wednesday's four remaining second-round games, Nigeria faces England, Spain plays South Korea, Brazil is up against Saudi Arabia and France meets Ecuador. Spain and Nigeria won their three group games and are among the tournament favorites along with Colombia and Argentina. AP