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Pato: Ready for U-17 World Cup.

BLUES LINKED WITH BRAZILIAN STARLET

Chelsea will reportedly spend £18million this week on Brazilian youngster Alexandre Pato.

According to the News of the World, the virtually unknown teenager will become Jose Mourinho's first cash signing of the summer after the free-transfer deals for Steve Sidwell, Claudio Pizarro and Tal Ben Haim.

The 17-year-old Internacional attacker has been linked with a moves to AC Milan and Benfica, but Chelsea have secured the deal before he attracts more interest at the FIFA Under-20 World Cup in Canada, which starts at the end of the month.

Pato's agent Gilmat Veloz revealed: "The deal is almost done because the two clubs have discussed the matter in the last few days."

Pato - who could cost up to £18million after add-ons - admitted: "My dream is to play in the Europe, but I want to wait to go at the best time."

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FIFA fever takes hold in hockey-loving Canada

By Claire Sibonney

TORONTO (Reuters) - It's known as the Great White North, where sports fans are obsessed with ice hockey. But this summer, Canada is set to melt that frigid image as it hosts the Under-20 FIFA World Cup soccer tournament.

The month-long series of matches, being billed as the biggest single-sport event ever held in Canada, kicks off on Saturday in Montreal and Ottawa with games also being played at venues across the country from Toronto to Victoria on the Pacific coast.


"Our tagline is 'It's gonna be huge.' It already is," said Marci Morris, general manager of the Ottawa site organizing committee for the games.

"We've seen huge support here, we've seen huge media interest in their practices, we've seen people greeting them at the airport. It's a big deal."

According to the latest figures released by FIFA on Thursday, more than 950,000 tickets have already sold nationwide for the 24-team tournament, while the opening and closing games are already sold out.

It marks the second-highest sales ever for a FIFA Under-20 World Cup, just behind the 1983 series in Mexico, and nearly double the attendance for the 2005 games in the Netherlands.

Strong sales, as well as this year's launch of Toronto FC, the country's first Major League Soccer team, leads many to believe soccer in Canada is moving beyond a children's after-school game and into fans' living rooms.

"It's going to raise the profile of the game big time," said team Canada's goalkeeper Asmir Begovic, in an interview at a downtown Toronto hotel where the team is staying before their opening match on Sunday against Chile.

Part of the Under-20's draw is that among the anonymous young hopefuls the tournament has been a coming-out party for some of the game's biggest stars -- from Maradona to Ronaldinho.

"The best talent in the world is coming to Canada and it's never happened before," said Begovic, a 20-year-old Bosnian native from Edmonton, who also plays for Portsmouth FC in the English Premiere League.

"If people see what the level of game is like in the whole world, hopefully kids will take that on board and want to become the soccer players."

While this is the eighth appearance for Canadians in the tournament, they're still up against a tough group that includes Austria and African champions Congo.

"We're playing soccer, we're not playing hockey, so we're not the best in world," said Canada's coach Dale Mitchell.

"For us to be able to compete in a tournament like this is a big challenge but you know, having said that, we'll do everything we possibly can to get results and make people proud of the performance of the Canadian team."

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WYC 2007 (Under 20) - Group A
17:18 July 1

Canada ? - ? Chile



WYC 2007 (Under 20) - Group B
17:18 July 1

Jordan 0 - 0 Zambia

Spain ? - ? Uruguay

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Chile blanks Canada in U-20 World Cup

July 1, 2007
TORONTO (Ticker) -

A partisan crowd at the National Soccer Stadium failed to inspire Canada as it lost, 3-0, to Chile on Sunday in their opening FIFA Under-20 World Cup match.

Goals from Nicolas Medina, Carlos Carmona and Jaime Grondona saw the South Americans make a great start to their Group A campaign against the deflated Canadians, who were outclassed by their more experienced opponents.

The tournament build-up captured the attention of fans at home and abroad but the Canadian side and their 20,000 supporters were unable to pose any kind of threat to Jose Sulantay's side.

Chile dominated possession to keep Canada goalkeeper Asmir Begovic busy throughout and took the lead after 25 minutes after spurning several early opportunities.

Dagoberto Currimilla's routine ball into the box was not dealt with by the Canada defense and, after Marcus Haber failed to clear, Medina pounced on the loose ball to hammer a shot past Begovic from close range.

Canada was unable to conjure a reaction to the goal - it only managed one shot on target during the entire match - and it was Chile which struck again after 54 minutes.

A free-kick from the left-hand side was nodded back across goal and skipper Carmona applied the finish from virtually on the line.

Chile put the result beyond any shadow of a doubt with a third goal in the closing stages as, after Grondona was sent on as an 80th-minute substitute for Medina, he produced a deft header just 60 seconds later to complete a slick team move.

Fellow Group A contenders Congo and Austria meet 24 hours later in Edmonton with the dejected hosts facing the prospect of another difficult clash when they meet Austria on Thursday

In Victoria, British Columbia, Japan dented Scotland's chances of reaching the knockout stages of the FIFA Under-20 World Cup with a resounding 3-1 victory.

Scottish goalkeeper Andrew McNeil had a game to forget.

The impressive Japanese threatened several times in the Group F opener before they were gifted an opening goal before halftime, when McNeil's terrible clearance presented Yasuhito Morishima with an easy chance.

The outstanding Tsukasa Umesaki doubled Japan's lead early in the second half, before McNeil made a mess of Jun Aoyama's long-range effort with 10 minutes remaining, almost dropping the ball into the net. Substitute Ross Campbell grabbed a consolation soon afterward.

The group also features Nigeria and Costa Rica, with two teams to qualify automatically for the last 16, together with the four best runners-up from the six groups.

Having been runners-up to Spain at the UEFA Under-19 Championships in Poland last summer, the Scots, led by Archie Gemmill, came to Canada looking to at least make the last eight.

The warning signs were there, though, from the moment McNeil had to deal with Atsuto Uchida's stinging 20-yard shot.

Umesaki then saw a 25-yard shot go just high, before Hibernian's Steven Fletcher pulled a left-footed shot across Japan goalkeeper Akihiro Hayashi and just six inches wide of the right post.

Japan wanted a penalty when Atomu Tanaka tumbled under Alan Lowing's challenge, and was frustrated when referee German Arredondo turned down their claims.

Livingston forward Graham Dorrans finished a surge through midfield with a left-footed shot which curled away from the Japan goal, offering respite from almost incessant pressure on the Scotland defense.

Tomoaki Makino headed over after more shaky Scotland defending, before Morishima volleyed into the side-netting of McNeil's goal.

Japan's overdue opener came in the 43rd minute when McNeil raced from his goal after Scott Cuthbert fluffed a clearance.

McNeil had space to clear but blasted the ball straight at Morishima, who had the simple task of slotting into an empty goal.

It should have been 2-0 a minute later but McNeil blocked Kazuhisa Kawahara's close-range prod.

Hibernian's Ross Campbell replaced Lowing at the start of the second half, but the theme of Japanese dominance continued, with McNeil getting behind a left-footed volley from Umesaki.

Jamie Adams and Calum Elliot were booked within 60 seconds of each other for clumsy challenges.

Elliot headed wide from a rare Scotland chance, but a deserved second goal for Japan arrived in the 58th minute when Umesaki thrashed a low shot across McNeil and into the bottom left corner from 20 yards.

Captain Cuthbert blundered from close range for Scotland soon afterward with a close-range miss.

Gemmill brought on Robert Snodgrass for Conroy as Japan continued to dominate, with Morishima twice coming close to doubling his account. His curling shot went too high and then McNeil made a decent block on him from a 1-on-1 chance.

McNeil's afternoon got worse when Aoyama hit Japan's third goal in the 80th minute. His 30-yard strike carried plenty of venom, but McNeil could have turned the ball over the bar. Instead he looked to make the catch but succeeded only in helping the ball into the net.

Scotland got a goal back through Campbell a minute later when his mis-hit shot from 12 yards dribbled in, and Fletcher drilled a left-footed strike inches wide, but Japan was not flattered by the victory margin.

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Portugal and Mexico win at Under-20, Austria held

TORONTO (Reuters) - Mexico and Portugal posted wins at the Under-20 World Cup in Canada on Monday while Austria were held by Congo.

Mexico had little trouble against Gambia with second half goals from Giovanni Dos Santos, Hector Moreno and Javier Hernandez securing a comfortable 3-0 victory after the African side had enjoyed the better of the opening 45 minutes.

The game turned Mexico's way in the 57th minute when Dos Santos blasted a volley from 25 meters and then 10 minutes later Hector Moreno slotted home after a swift counter-attack.

Hernandez wrapped up a win, which takes Mexico level on three points with Portugal at the top of Group C, with a close range finish a minute from the end.

Portugal's 2-0 victory against New Zealand came thanks to two goals from Bruno Gama.

Gama curled a free-kick into the top corner just before the interval and then made sure of victory in the 61st minute with a retaken penalty after he was brought down inside the area.

In Edmonton in Group A, Austria took the lead in the seventh minute - Erwin Hoffer shooting home after Congo keeper Destin Onka parried a Sebastian Proedl header.

But Congo struck back with a 59th minute penalty from Franchel Ibara and went close to a winner when Austria's Michael Madl screwed an attempted clearance against his own bar.

Chile lead Group A after their 3-0 victory over hosts Canada on Sunday.

Tuesday's matches in Group D see the United States take on Poland while Brazil face South Korea. In Group E, the Czech Republic play North Korea and Panama are up against Argentina.

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WYC 2007 (Under 20) - Group D
22:51 July 3

FT U.S.A. 6 - 1 Poland

FT Brazil 3 - 2 Korea Republic



WYC 2007 (Under 20) - Group E
22:51 July 3

FT Czech Republic 2 - 2 North Korea

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Chile drubs Conga in U-20 World Cup

July 6, 2007
EDMONTON, Alberta (Ticker) -

Chile scored three second-half goals and rolled to a 3-0 victory over Conga in the FIFA Under-20 World Cup on Thursday.

Chile (2-0-0) leads Group A and assured itself of advancing to the next round.

Alexis Sanchez, Nicolas Medina and Arturo Vidal scored for Chile, which has outscored its two opponents, 6-0.

Conga (0-1-1) was forced to play with 10 men after Kombo was sent off with a red card in the 22nd minute.

"In my opinion, the red card was totally unjust. It wasn't even a yellow card in my mind," Conga coach Eddie Hudanski said. "Chile doesn't need the ref's help, they have enough class to win on their own."

Chile wore down Conga in the second half. Sanchez scored in the 49th minute, beating Congo keeper Destin Onka on a beautiful goal in the bottom right hand corner of the net.

Medina doubled the lead in the 75th minute and Vidal found the back of the next seven minutes later.

"In the second halftime we played more like we are," Medina said. "Our identity, controlling the ball and using the long ball and scoring more, and that's more like us, that's how we are."

Chile and Austria meet on Sunday with the Group A title up for grabs. Conga still has a slim chance of advancing, but it must beat Canada and hope Chile defeats Austria. That still might not be enough because Austria holds a wide goal-differential over Conga.

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Conga? Isnt it Congo?

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I thought so too...but apparently the news feeds out of Canada are not goinn to have the wrong spelling, and so many frikken times ... Conga is the shit that Gloria Estefan does !!!

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Altidore scores twice as U.S. shocks Brazil 2-1 to top Group D

July 7, 2007

OTTAWA (AP) -- Jozy Altidore scored a goal in each half and gave the United States a 2-1 victory over Brazil on Friday, sending the Americans to the second round of the Under-20 World Cup and possibly eliminating the four-time champions.

The New York Red Bulls forward put the United States ahead in the 12th minute and, after Leandro Lima tied it in the 64th, converted off a deflection in the 81st for the win. The victory helped the Americans finish atop Group D with seven points.

The U.S. moves into the round of 16 and will face a third-place team from one of the other groups in Toronto on Wednesday.

"I'm very proud to captain a U.S. team to a win against Brazil, and when I look back on this someday I'm going to think of it as a great accomplishment for our team," Freddy Adu said.

The result left Brazil -- which also lost to Poland in its opener -- with just three points and hoping to secure one of four berths given to third-place teams.

With thousands in the capacity crowd of 26,500 dressed in the yellow of the Canarinhos -- dancing to the beating of drums and chanting "Bra-sil, Bra-sil," the Americans faced a partisan atmosphere at Frank Clair Stadium.

"Anytime for a developing nation to beat the giants, the traditional powers like Brazil, is important," U.S. coach Thomas Rongen said. "It's important to push football in our country to a higher level, and these games, and hopefully the attention that this game gets will help that."

Brazil played the match without Benfica's David Marinho, who received a four-match ban earlier in the day for an elbow to South Korea's Shin Young-rok in Tuesday's match that sent the Korean to the hospital.

Both teams had chances early, but it was the U.S. that capitalized first when Altidore handled Renato Augusto at midfield.

While the Brazilian fell looking for a whistle from Spanish referee Alberto Undiano Mallenco, Altidore dribbled to the edge of the penalty area and fired a low, angled drive that eluded goalkeeper Cassio.

The Brazilians used physical play to tie the match.

U.S. goalkeeper Chris Seitz couldn't hang on to Augusto's hard volley from the top of the penalty area and before he could smother the rebound, Lima outmuscled a defender and poked it across the goal line.

But just when it looked like Brazil had done enough, the U.S. converted on one of its rare forays into Brazil territory in the second half.

Adu dribbled in from the right and his shot deflected off a defender to the far post, where Altidore scored into an open net.


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Austria and Chile through in Under-20

TORONTO (Reuters) - Austria and Chile went through to the last 16 of the Under-20 World Cup on Sunday after a 0-0 draw, while Congo progressed at the expense of hosts Canada.

Chile finished top of Group A with seven points while Austria went through in second place with five points.

Congo beat Canada 2-0 to eliminate the hosts and advance to the last 16 as one of the top four third-placed sides.


Ermejea Ngakosso put the African side ahead in the 26th minute, kneeing home from close range, and then Gracia Ikouma secured victory.

Canada exited the competition without scoring a point or a goal.

In Group C, Gambia took second place after a surprise win over Portugal, who also advanced as a third-place finisher.

Portugal took the lead after 20 minutes when Feliciano Condesso headed home a the Pedro Correia cross.

An Ousman Jallow penalty brought Gambia level just before the interval and then Abdoulie Mansally grabbed the winner with a 68th minute free-kick.

Mexico, already through, picked up their third successive win -- goals from Christian Bermudez and Osmar Mares put the group winners 2-0 up against New Zealand.

Jack Pelter scored New Zealand's only goal of the tournament in the last minute but they head home without picking up a point.

The results of the final round of group games means Brazil go through as a third-placed team but Costa Rica are eliminated.

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U-20 World Cup Preview -- U.S. vs. Uruguay

What: FIFA U-20 World Cup, Round of 16 Who: Uruguay (DWL), United States (DWW) When: 11/07/2007, 19:45 local, 01:50 GMT Where: Canada's National Soccer Stadium at Exhibition Place, Toronto



The United States-Uruguay battle in Toronto lacks the glamorous football history boasted by other Round of 16 matches (Brazil-Spain, anyone?), but both squads will play with the intensity demonstrated by those with something to prove.



The United States finished up an impressive run through the first round perched atop Group D on seven points, but the Americans came north for the trophy. Uruguay struggled from the beginning and barely qualified after a disappointing third-place position in Group B. They will play hard, but as long as U.S. manager Thomas Rongen keeps his troops focused on the match at hand, his team will add a victory to American soccer lore.



Two Ships Passing in the Night

The teams enter the Round of 16 headed in opposite directions. Rongen called his squad's 2-1 defeat of Brazil the best performance by an American U-20 team he's ever seen. After an opening 1-1 draw with South Korea, the boys blew away Poland before surviving the Brazilian onslaught with stalwart resolve. Uruguay, on the other hand, limped in to the knockout phase. After giving up a two-goal lead against Spain in its first match, the team eked out a win against Jordan before falling to 2-0 at the hands of upstart Zambia.



Adu, Adu to You and You and You

U.S. captain Freddy Adu has been the star among stars for the red, white, and blue. The diminutive 18-year-old is finally living up to his hype, using his speed and skills to both score goals and set up his teammates. Sure he's doing it against kids his age, but his pirouette-to-left-footed-shot against Poland and the split of two defenders to set up the winning goal against Brazil were pure class on any level.



My Name is Jozy!

New York Red Bulls striker Jozy Altidore is also having a tournament to remember, scoring both goals against Brazil off feeds from Adu. He's been in the right place at the right time (the second goal came off a deflected shot), but also able to call upon his sublime physical gifts when needed (he outpaced a Brazilian defender and put a low shot against the grain past the crossed-up Cassio to score the first goal). Whether the striker is the answer to the senior National Team's disturbing inability to finish remains to be seen. But if he continues to put the ball in the back of the net, Bob Bradley will have no choice but to give him a shot. (Admittedly, his goal celebrations need work.)



Edinson para Presidente

The play of Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani has been one of the lone bright spots for the blue and white. He scored Uruguay's first goal of the tournament against Spain, and tallied the eventual game-winner in the Jordan match. The U.S. backline has been spotty at times, and Cavani will need to convert the few chances he gets for his team to have a chance at advancing.



Player to Watch

Freddy Adu. Some might call it an uninspired choice. But with the tournament he's having, can it be anyone else?


Goal.com Prediction

United States 3, Uruguay 0. Too much class and focus from Rongen's players, who truly believe they can win the tournament.



-- Noah Davis, Goal.com USA

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Chile beats Nigeria 4-0 to reach U20 World Cup semis

Sunday Jul 15, 2007

MONTREAL (AP) -Chile scored four goals in extra time and beat Nigeria 4-0 to earn a place in the semifinals at the Under-20 World Cup.

Substitute Nicolas Grondona started it with a disputed goal six minutes into extra time, Mauricio Isla added a penalty in the 114th minute and scored another on a clear break in the 118th before Mathias Vidangossy got the last one in the 122nd.



Chile, which has yet to concede a goal in five games, advanced to a semifinal Thursday in Toronto against the winner of a match later Sunday between Mexico and Argentina.

It is Chile's first trip to the U20 semifinals since they hosted the tournament in 1987.

It was goalless until Nigeria misplayed an offside trap and two Chileans got behind the defense. Isla lobbed to Hans Martinez, who tipped the ball to Grondona for an easy header at the goalline as the Nigerians mobbed the referee to protest.

Grondona, who replaced Alexis Sanchez at halftime, was tripped in the penalty area by Suraj Sodiq, setting up the penalty shot that was converted to all but seal the victory.

Isla got another as he went in alone and chipped the ball over the goalkeeper and Vidangossy scored on a run down the right side.

Until extra time, the crowd of 46,252, the clear majority banging drums and waving tri-coloured flags for Chile, saw a mostly even battle between the smaller, more finely skilled Chileans and a big Nigerian team that was hard to move off the ball.

Chile's Nicolas Modena hit a low shot that struck keeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa's knee and caromed off the bar in the 19th minute.

The Nigerians didn't exploit their clear height advantage until the 44th minute, when Chukwuma Akabueze sent a cross from the left wing that was headed off the bar by Ezekiel Bala. Until then, they had 10 mostly long shots miss the goal.

The Chileans had two glittering chances in the second half, but Ezenwa made a diving saves in the 50th and 76th minutes, both on sharp, low drives by Isla.

Chile was hurting at forward. Striker Arturo Vidal was suspended, and Carlos Carmona, reported to have an injury, sat out the first half.

Chile defender Christian Sepulveda drew a second yellow card and will miss the semifinals.

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