[UNDER-20 WORLD CUP]
What's wrong with Mexico? Its senior team is struggling in World Cup qualifying and dropped two of three games at the Confederations Cup,
while its under-20 national team, which entered the Under-20 World Cup as one of the favorites to win the title, lost to Greece, making its first appearance, 2-1, in their opener on Saturday.
broke a 1-1 tie in the 88th minute with the goal that gave Greece the win. Americans Richard
and Uvaldo Luna
started for Mexico.
Former Real Salt Lake AZ star Maikon Orellana
for El Salvador in its 3-0 loss to host Turkey. Romilio Hernandez
of Baltimore Bays Chelsea and Tomas Granitto
of FGCU, came off the bench for La Selectita.
The losses by Mexico and El Salvador left Concacaf pointless after four games at the Under-20 World Cup.
Saturday's other two
games -- Colombia-Australia and Paraguay-Mali -- ended in 1-1 ties.
On Sunday, England blew a 2-0 lead in the last 15 minutes and had to settle for a 2-2 tie with Iraq. The second goal
came from Ali Adnan
three minutes into stoppage time. GROUP A: Friday,
Spain 4 USA 1
France 3 Ghana 1 GROUP B: Friday, June 21
South Korea 2 Cuba 1
GROUP C: Saturday, June 22
Colombia 1 Australia 1
Turkey 3 Australia 0 GROUP D: Saturday, June 22
Greece 2 Mexico 1
Paraguay 1 Mali 1
GROUP E: Sunday, June 23
Chile 2 Egypt 1
England 2 Iraq 2
GROUP F: Sunday, June 23
Croatia 1 Uruguay 0
Uzbekistan 3 New Zealand 0