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Chile and Uruguay advance in U20 WCup qualifying

 Venezuela's Jose Meza celebrates after scoring against Chile during an U-20 South American soccer championship game in Arequipa, Peru, Thursday, Jan....
 Chile's players celebrate at the end of a U-20 South American soccer championship game against Venezuela in Arequipa, Peru, Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011. ...
 Chile's Yashir Pinto, left, celebrates with teammate Jose Luis Silva after scoring against Venezuela during a U-20 South American soccer championship...
 Venezuela's Yohandry Orozco, left, fights for the ball with Chile's Diego Gonzalez during a U-20 South American soccer championship game in Arequipa,...
 Chile's Felipe Gallegos (15) celebrates with teammates after scoring against Venezuela during a U-20 South American soccer championship game in Arequ...
 Chile's Alejandro Marquez celebrates with team members after scoring against Venezuela during a U-20 South American soccer championship game in Arequ...

Peru Soccer U20 Chile Venezuela

Venezuela's Jose Meza celebrates after scoring against Chile during an U-20 South American soccer championship game in Arequipa, Peru, Thursday, Jan....

Peru Soccer U20 Chile Venezuela

Chile's players celebrate at the end of a U-20 South American soccer championship game against Venezuela in Arequipa, Peru, Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011. ...

Peru Soccer U20 Chile Venezuela

Chile's Yashir Pinto, left, celebrates with teammate Jose Luis Silva after scoring against Venezuela during a U-20 South American soccer championship...

Peru Soccer U20 Chile Venezuela

Venezuela's Yohandry Orozco, left, fights for the ball with Chile's Diego Gonzalez during a U-20 South American soccer championship game in Arequipa,...

Peru Soccer U20 Chile Venezuela

Chile's Felipe Gallegos (15) celebrates with teammates after scoring against Venezuela during a U-20 South American soccer championship game in Arequ...

Peru Soccer U20 Chile Venezuela

Chile's Alejandro Marquez celebrates with team members after scoring against Venezuela during a U-20 South American soccer championship game in Arequ...

Chile and Uruguay joined Argentina on Thursday to advance to the second round of South American qualifying for the Under-20 World Cup.
Chile defeated Venezuela 3-1 in its Group A match and finished with six points in four games. Uruguay, which finished with four points, also advanced despite losing 2-0 to Peru.
Argentina has already qualified for the next round with 10 points. Peru and Venezuela were knocked out.
In Thursday's early game, Jose Meza gave Venezuela a 1-0 lead in the 14th minute, but Chile rallied with a strike from Yashir Pinto, Felipe Gallegos and the clincher from Alejandro Marquez in the 86th. Angel Ojeda scored for Peru in the 15th and Diego Donarye added the second in the 71st.
Brazil has 10 points and leads Group B, which ends group play on Friday with Ecuador playing Bolivia and Colombia against Paraguay. Ecuador and Colombia have four points each, while Paraguay has three and Bolivia one.
The top three finishers from each group qualify for the second round, and the top four from that round qualify for the U20 World Cup later this year in Colombia. The top two teams get berths in the 2012 London Olympics.
Second-round play begins Monday.


Updated : 2021-02-25 05:16 GMT+08:00