Mexico hammered, Canada earns draw

[UNDER-17 WORLD CUP] Kelechi Iheanacho scored four goals in the space of 37 minutes on either side of halftime to lead Nigeria to a 6-1 win over Mexico, winner of the 2011 Under-17 World Cup, in their opening game at the 2013 Under-17 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates.

Success Isaac added a goal and had assists on Iheanacho's first two goals, while Chidiebere Nwakali added the sixth goal with a blast from 25 yards.

Canada, which has never won a game at the U-17 tournament, opened with a 2-2 tie with Austria.

Toronto FC academy players Jordan Hamilton and Eli Roubos scored to erase Austria's first-half lead, but a Nikola Zivotic scissors kick shortly after the hour mark earned Austria a share of the points.

Under-17 World Cup:
GROUP A
Oct. 17 in Abu Dhabi
Brazil  6  Slovakia 1
United Arab Emirates 1 Honduras 2
Oct. 20 in Abu Dhabi
Slovakia vs. Honduras   
United Arab Emirates vs. Brazil   
Oct. 23 in Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates vs. Slovakia
Oct. 23 in Ras Al-Khaimah
Honduras vs. Brazil

GROUP B
Oct. 17 in Ras Al-Khaimah
Uruguay 7 New Zealand  0 
Italy 1 Ivory Coast 0
Oct. 20 in Ras Al-Khaimah
Uruguay vs. Ivory Coast
Italy vs. New Zealand   
Oct. 23 in Abu Dhabi
New Zealand vs. Ivory Coast
Oct. 23 in Ras Al-Khaimah
Italy vs. Uruguay   

GROUP C
Oct. 18 in Fujairah
Croatia 1 Morocco 3
Panama 0 Uzbekistan 2
Oct. 21 in Fujairah
Croatia vs. Panama   
Uzbekistan vs. Morocco   
Oct. 24 in Fujairah
Uzbekistan vs. Croatia   
Oct. 24 in Sharjah       
Morocco vs. Panama

GROUP D
Oct. 18 in Sharjah
Tunisia 2 Venezuela 0
Russia 0 Japan 1
Oct. 18 in Sharjah
Tunisia vs. Russia   
Japan vs. Venezuela   
Oct. 24 in Fujairah
Venezuela vs. Russia   
Oct. 24 in Sharjah
Japan vs. Tunisia   

GROUP E
Oct. 19 in Dubai
Canada 2 Austria 2
Iran 1 Argentina  0 (first half)
Oct. 22 in Dubai
Canada vs. Iran   
Argentina vs. Austria   
Oct. 25 in Dubai
Argentina vs. Canada   
Oct. 25 in Al Ain City
Austria vs. Iran   

GROUP F
Oct. 19 in Al Ain City
Mexico 1 Nigeria 6
Iraq 0 Sweden 0 (first half)
Oct. 19 in Al Ain City
Mexico vs. Iraq   
Sweden vs. Nigeria   
Oct. 25 in Dubai
Nigeria vs. Iraq   
Oct. 25 in Al Ain City
Sweden vs. Mexico
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