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El Salvador makes history
June 26th, 2013 2:01AM

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[UNDER-20 WORLD CUP] El Salvador made history when it beat Australia, 2-1, at the Under-20 World Cup. It was its first win ever at a FIFA competition outside beach soccer and the first win by a Concacaf team in eight games at this year's Under-20 World Cup. For all the results and TV schedule ...

La Azulita got goals from midfielder Diego Coca and Jose Pena to beat Australia, which had taken the lead on a goal by Joshua Brillante in the ninth minute.

El Salvador started Tomas Granitto, who was born in El Salvador to Argentine parents and raised in Florida, where he attended FGCU. Former RSL AZ star Maikon Orellana, who now plays in Denmark, came off the bench.

Spain remained the only team to win its two games at the Under-20 World Cup.

GROUP A:
Friday, June 21
Spain 4 USA 1
France 3 Ghana 1
Monday, June 24
USA 1 France 1
Spain 1 Ghana 0
Thursday, June 27
USA vs. Ghana ESPNU, WatchESPN, 1 p.m. ET
Spain vs. France WatchESPN, ESPNU (at 7 p.m.), 1 p.m. ET

GROUP B:
Friday, June 21
Portugal 3 Nigeria 2
South Korea 2 Cuba 1
Monday, June 24
Nigeria 3 Cuba 0
Portugal 2 South Korea 2
Thursday, June 27
South Korea vs. Nigeria ESPN3, 10 a.m. ET
Portugal vs. Cuba ESPN3, Univision Deportes, 10 a.m. ET

GROUP C:
Saturday, June 22
Colombia 1 Australia 1
Turkey 3 El Salvador 0
Tuesday, June 25
El Salvador 2 Australia 1
Turkey 0 Colombia 1
Friday, June 28
Australia vs. Turkey ESPN3, 2 p.m. ET
El Salvador vs. Colombia ESPN3, Univision Deportes, UnivisionDeportes.com, 2 p.m. ET

GROUP D:
Saturday, June 22
Greece 2 Mexico 1
Paraguay 1 Mali 1
Tuesday, June 25
Mexico 0 Paraguay 1
Mali 0 Greece 0
Friday, June 28
Mali vs. Mexico ESPNU, WatchESPN, Univision Deportes, 11 a.m. ET
Greece vs. Paraguay ESPN3, 11 a.m. ET

GROUP E:
Sunday, June 23
Chile 2 Egypt 1
England 2 Iraq 2
Wednesday, June 26
Chile vs. England ESPN3, Univision Deportes, 11 a.m. ET
Iraq vs. Egypt ESPN3, 2 p.m. ET
Saturday, June 29
Egypt vs. England ESPNU, WatchESPN, 2 p.m. ET
Iraq vs. Chile ESPN3, Univision Deportes, UnivisionDeportes.com, 2 p.m. ET

GROUP F:
Sunday, June 23
Croatia 1 Uruguay 0
Uzbekistan 3 New Zealand 0
Wednesday, June 26
New Zealand vs. Uruguay ESPN3, 11 a.m. ET
Croatia vs. Uzbekistan ESPN3, 2 p.m. ET
Saturday, June 29
Uzbekistan vs. Uruguay ESPN3, 11 a.m. ET
Croatia vs. New Zealand ESPN3, 11 a.m. ET


1 comment
  1. Luis Arreola
    commented on: June 26, 2013 at 4:10 p.m.
    Most of these players come from one Salvadoran new club called Turin. This club has as only objectve to develop the very best talent in El Salvador. They have Argentinian Trainers. They have 2 very young teams currently competing and winning in 2nd and 3rd Divisions in El Salvador ProLProLeague. Go figure.


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