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Switzerland makes it five in a row
by Paul Kennedy, November 9th, 2009 7AM
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[UNDER-17 WORLD CUP] Switzerland won its fifth straight game at the Under-17 World Cup in Nigeria with a 2-1 win over Italy in Sunday's quarterfinals. Colombia salvaged a 1-1 tie with Turkey on a goal in the 90th minute and then won on penalties to advance to Thursday's semifinals.

Quarterfinals
Nov. 8 in Bauchi
Colombia 1
(Ramos 90) Turkey 1 (Demir 20).
(Colombia wins 5-3 on penalties.)
Nov. 8 in Ijebu Ode
Switzerland 2
(Ben Khalfia 24, Buff 62) Italy 1 (Carraro 32).
Nov. 9 in Kaduna
#47: Spain vs. Uruguay (Galavision, 10 am ET)
Nov. 9 in Calabar
#48: South Korea vs. Nigeria
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Semifinals
Nov. 12 in Lagos
#49: Colombia vs. Switzerland   
#50: W47 vs. W48   
Third-Place Game
Nov. 15 in Abuja
L49 vs. L50
Final
Nov. 15 in Abuja
W49 vs. W50
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Second Round
Nov. 5 in Kano
Spain 4
(Sergi Roberto 19, 56, 67, Carmona pen. 83) Burkina Faso 1 (Ibrango 26).
Nov. 5 in Calabar
Iran-Uruguay 2 (Gallegos 104, 117) Iran 1 (A.Esmaeilzadeh 119)
Nov. 5 in Bauchi
Mexico 1
(Madrigal 44) South Korea 1 (Kim Dong Jun 90)
(South Korea 5-3 wins on penalties.)
Nov. 5 in Abuja
Nigeria 5
(Egbedi 4, 28, Okoro 24, Emmanuel 75, 79) New Zealand 0.
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Nov. 4 in Ijebu Ode
Colombia 3
(Murillo 63, Blanco 88, Quinones 90) Argentina 2 (Gonzalez Pirez 17, Araujo 57).
Nov. 4 in Enugu
Turkey 2
(Seker 2, Ozbek 90) UAE 0
Nov. 4 in Lagos
Switzerland 4
(Rodriguez 35, Seferovic 49, Goncalez 101, Ben Khalfia pen. 116) Germany 3 (Goetze 39, Trinks 78, Malli 118) (OT).
Nov. 4 in Kaduna
Italy 2
(Beretta 29, Iemmello 56) USA 1 (Palodichuck 51).
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Group A
Oct. 24 in Abuja
Nigeria 3
(Okoro pen. 54, Omeruo 59, Egbedi 61) Germany 3 (Thy 21, Mustafi 39, Goetze 47).
Argentina 1 (Araujo 59) Honduras 0.
Oct. 27 in Abuja
Argentina 2 (Espindola pen. 57, Araujo 58) Germany 1 (Goetze 8).
Nigeria 1 (Ajagun 55) Honduras 0.
Oct. 30 in Abuja
Germany 3 (Thy 55, 56, Volland 73) Honduras 1 (Lozano 46).
Oct. 30 in Bauchi
Nigeria 2 (Ojabo 5, Emmanuel pen. 72) Argentina 1 (Orfano 2).
Final Standings: *Nigeria 7 points; *Argentina 6; *Germany 4; Honduras 0.

Group B

Oct. 24 in Lagos
Brazil 3
(Guilerme 26, Neymar 67, own goal 90) Japan 2 (Takagi 35, Sugimoto 84).
Switzerland 2 (Kasami 22, own goal 42) Mexico 0.
Oct. 27 in Lagos
Switzerland 4 (Seferovic 42, 51, Xhaka 53, Rodriguez 74) Japan 3 (Miyayoshi 9, 20, Kojima 90)
Mexico 1 (Basulto 70) Brazil 0.
Oct. 30 in Lagos
Mexico  2 (Campos 65, Parra 79) Japan 0.
Oct. 30 in Abuja
Switzerland 1 (Ben Khalifa 21) Brazil 0.
Final Standings: *Switzerland 9 points; *Mexico 6; Brazil 3; Japan 0.

Group C
Oct. 25 in Calabar
Iran 2 (Sadeghiani 44, Rezaei 84) Gambia 0.
Colombia 2 (Castillo 56, Cordoba 72) Netherlands 1 (Ozyakup pen. 69).
Oct. 28 in Calabar
Netherlands 2 (Castaignos 19, Boere 70) Gambia 1 (Bojang pen. 26).
Iran 0 Colombia 0.
Oct. 31 in Calabar
Gambia 2
(Samateh 19, Bojang 42) Colombia 2 (Cueller 78, pen. 89).
Oct. 31 in Enugu
Iran 1 (Gharini 25) Netherlands 0.
Final Standings: *Iran 7 points; *Colombia 5; Netherlands 3; Gambia 1.

Group D
Oct. 25 in Enugu
Turkey 1 (Demir 3) Burkina Faso 0.
Costa Rica 1 (Campbell 35) New Zealand 1 (Built 15).
Oct. 28 in Enugu
New Zealand 1
(Murie 57) Burkina Faso 1 (Nikiema 12).
Oct. 29 in Enugu
Turkey 4
(Ali Sahiner 3, Demir 33, Bekdemir 42, Iravul 70) Costa Rica 1 (Moya 44).
Oct. 31 in Enugu
Burkina Faso 4
(Zoungrana 12, Ibrango 38, Ouedraogo 82, Traore 90) Costa Rica 1 (Golobio 86).
Oct. 31 in Calabar
New Zealand 1
(Hobson-McVeigh 90) Turkey 1 (Bekdemir 17).
Final Standings: *Turkey 7 points; *Burkina Faso 4; *New Zealand 3; Costa Rica 1.

Group E
Oct. 26 in Kano
United Arab Emirates 2 (Al Saffar 63, Sebil 81) Malawi 0.
Spain 2 (Borja 22, Sarabia 30) USA 1 (McInerney 4). 
Oct. 29 in Kano
USA 1
(Shinsky 54) Malawi 0.
Spain 3 (Isco 12, Borja 19, Carmona 88) United Arab Emirates 1 (Sebil 68).
Nov. 1 in Kano
Spain 4 (Carmona 32, Morata 60, 74, Espinosa 62) Malawi 1 (Milanzi 82).
Nov. 1 in Ijebu Ode
USA 1 (McInerney 35) United Arab Emirates 0.
Final Standings: *Spain 9 points; *USA 6; *United Arab Emirates 3; Malawi 0.

Group F
Oct. 29 in Kaduna
South Korea 3 (Nam Seung Woo 13, Son Heung Min 62, Lee Jong Ho 90) Uruguay 1 (Gallegos pen. 60).
Italy 1 (Carraro 78) Algeria 0.
Oct. 29 in Kaduna
Italy 2 (Camporese 56, Iemmello 61) South Korea 1 (Kim Jin Su pen. 30).
Uruguay 2 (Luna 47, Gallegos 7) Algeria 0.
Nov. 1 in Ijebu Ode
South Korea 2
(Jong Ho 12, Heung Min 22) Algeria 0.
Nov. 1 in Kano
Italy 0 Uruguay 0.
Final Standings: *Italy 7 points; *South Korea 6; *Uruguay 4; Malawi 0.

 



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