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Played
June 22, 2013 11:00 PM SGT
Hüseyin Avni Aker Stadyumu — Trabzon
Referee:‬ M. Mažić‎
Attendance:‬ 4662‎
 
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Colombia Sub 20
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Young Socceroos earn Colombia draw in Under-20 World Cup

The Young Socceroos could not hold on for three points in their Under-20 World Cup opener against Colombia, but were left happy with their performance

By Goal Australia

Brayan Perea - Colombia - Jackson Irvine - Australia - Young Socceroos
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Australia have kicked off their Fifa Under-20 World Cup campaign with a 1-1 draw against Colombia in Turkey.

Perth Glory midfielder Daniel de Silva - the tournament's youngest player at 16 - scored the opener to put Australia ahead early in the second half in Trabzon, while Jhon Cordoba levelled on 79 minutes.

De Silva latched on to a superb through ball from Andrew Hoole before producing a clinical finish past Colombian goalkeeper Cristian Bonilla to give Australia the lead.

Young Socceroos could not capitalise on a couple of good chances to put the game beyond Colombia's reach, and they were left to rue those missed opportunities when Cordoba bobbed up with 12 minutes remaining to secure a point for the South Americans.

"It was a great game, I think both teams showed their qualities," Young Socceroos coach Paul Okon said after the match.

"We knew before the game what we were up against, South American champions, but we also had this belief that if we could perform the way we know we can perform, play our style of football, we'd give ourselves a good chance of winning the game.

"We came very, very close. We're disappointed that at 1-0 we had two chances to probably put the game to bed.

"We didn't do that and unfortunately Colombia punished us.

"First game, we're delighted, and we turn our attention now to El Salvador."

Host nation Turkey top Group C on three points after a 3-0 win over El Salvador, who will be Australia's next opponents on Tuesday.

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Colombia Sub 20

20
C. Bonilla
Goalkeeper
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Jherson Vergara
Defender
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A. Correa
Defender
65′
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F. Aguilar
Defender
79′
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H. Palacios
Defender
63′
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José Leudo
Midfielder
59′
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17
J. Quintero
Midfielder
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C. Palomeque
Striker
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14
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24
Jhon Córdoba
Striker
79′
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Australia Sub 20

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20
Paul Izzo
Goalkeeper
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33
Curtis Good
Defender
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Andrew Hoole
Midfielder
46′
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Jackson Irvine
Midfielder
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Danny De Silva
Midfielder
46′ 91′
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Connor Pain
Midfielder
82′

Substitutes

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L. Hurtado
Goalkeeper
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J. Mosquera
Goalkeeper
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D. Balanta
Defender
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J. Barreiro
Midfielder
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P. Osorio
Midfielder
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L. Mena
Defender
73′ 76′
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H. Mojica
Striker
59′
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34
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Substitutes

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Reece Caira
Defender
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18
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15
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Hagi Gligor
Midfielder
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Ryan Williams
Midfielder
82′
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Ryan Edwards
Midfielder
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Jamie MacLaren
Midfielder
91′
 
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Results
Group A Matchday 1
Times In SGT
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Ebenezer Assifuah-Inkoom Ebenezer Assifuah-Inkoom
Striker
FC Sion
6 0
Jesé Rodríguez Jesé Rodríguez
Striker
Real Madrid
5 0
Bruma Bruma
Midfielder
Gaziantepspor
5 0
Yaya Sanogo Yaya Sanogo
Striker
Arsenal
4 1
N. Castillo N. Castillo
Striker
Brugge
4 1