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Iraq surprise leader after comeback win
June 26th, 2013 7:32PM

TAGS:  under-20 world cup


[UNDER-20 WORLD CUP] Iraq pulled another surprise when it beat Egypt, 2-1, to move to the top of its group on goals scored at the Under-20 World Cup in Turkey.

Mohanad Abdulraheem's goal in the 79th minute gave Iraq the comeback win three days after it had scored twice in the last 15 minutes to tie England, 2-2, in its first game.

After Day 2, Spain is the only team to win its two games and to be assured of a place in the final 16 at the Under-20 World Cup.

The results mean that four points alone might not be enough to secure one of the four third-place spots in the knockout stage.

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

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

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,, 2 p.m. ET

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

Sunday, June 23
Chile 2 Egypt 1
England 2 Iraq 2
Wednesday, June 26
Chile 1 England 1
Iraq 2 Egypt 1
Saturday, June 29
Egypt vs. England ESPNU, WatchESPN, 2 p.m. ET
Iraq vs. Chile ESPN3, Univision Deportes,, 2 p.m. ET

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

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