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USA loses to France at U17 World Cup, nonetheless makes knockouts

America misplaced 3-0 to France on Saturday on the Below-17 World Cup in Indonesia, however nonetheless completed second in Group E behind the 2001 champion due to earlier wins over South Korea and Burkina Faso.

Joan Tincres scored in first-half added time to offer France a lead on the break and he added a second late within the second half earlier than teammate Bastien Meupiyou sealed the factors over the Individuals.

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The U.S. will subsequent play Germany on Monday, whereas France will meet Senegal.

Defending champion Brazil recovered from an opening-game loss to arrange a second-round match in opposition to Ecuador on Monday.

The four-time title-winner was surprised by Iran within the opening Group C sport, however recovered in opposition to New Caledonia after which beat 2017 champion England 2-1 on Friday to advance.

“Crucial factor just isn’t the ultimate end result, it is how we react to the circumstances,” Brazil coach Phelipe Leal mentioned. “The workforce confirmed their psychological power and their high quality of play. I believe we need to advance and we reached the very sturdy ultimate part.”

Group winner England will face Uzbekistan whereas Iran additionally superior to fulfill Morocco on Monday.

The highest two from every of the six teams of 4 in addition to the 4 greatest third-placed groups superior to the spherical of 16.

Regardless of being on residence soil and backed by passionate crowds, Indonesia, in its first look at any World Cup for over 80 years, was eradicated after a loss in opposition to Morocco following attracts with Ecuador and Panama.

“It is the primary time that we have performed a event of this magnitude,” coach Bima Sakti mentioned. “It is crucial for Indonesian soccer. I hope we will use the expertise to enhance. The thought is for soccer in Indonesia to develop, all collectively.”

Japan faces Spain, whereas two-time winner Mexico recovered from a poor begin to defeat New Zealand on Saturday to guide a gathering with Mali. The remaining second-round sport is an all-South American affair as Argentina meets Venezuela.

The ultimate takes place on Dec. 2 in Surakarta.

Data from The Related Press was used on this story.

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