Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : June 29th 2013 Contents ISTANBUL---Turkey rallied to beat
Australia 2--1 in their final Group C
match at the Under-20 World Cup
yesterday to join group winner
Colombia in the knockout stage.
Turkey midfielder Hakan Cal-
hanoglu scored with a diagonal strike
into the far corner and Okay Yokuslu
added a 20-metre (yard) chip over
Australia goalkeeper Paul Izzo after
Jamie Maclaren had given Australia
the lead in the 52nd minute with a
shot from inside the area.
The host will play France in the
round of 16 on Tuesday.
Australia failed to go beyond the
group stage for a fourth straight time
and hasn't won a match in the com-
petition since 2003.
Colombia won the group after
defeating El Salvador 3--0. Andres
Renteria opened the scoring for the
South American champions in the 21st
and Jhon Cordoba converted a penalty
four minutes later after he was brought
down by El Salvador defender Olivier
Ayala. Juan Quintero scored the third
in injury time.
Earlier, Greece and Paraguay drew
1--1 in their final Group D match, which
was enough for both teams to advance
to the first knockout round.
They ended with identical records,
and drawing of lots saw Greece anoint-
ed group winner.
Striker Dimitrios Diamantakos gave
tournament newcomer Greece the lead
in the 68th minute before Brian Mon-
tenegro leveled five minutes later.
Paraguay was reduced to ten men after
24 minutes when defender Gustavo
Gomez received a second yellow card.
In the other Group D match, Mexico
bounced back from losing its opening
two matches and defeated Mali 4--1.
Mexico finished third to leave itself a
chance of also reaching the last 16,
while Mali has been eliminated.
Marco Bueno and Jesus Corona
scored in the first 13 minutes to give
Mexico a comfortable early lead. The
South Americans squandered several
more chances before Samba Diallo
reduced Mali's deficit with a 20-metre
(yard) volley in the 62nd.
Jesus Escoboza scored seven minutes
later and Uvaldo Luna made it 4--1 in
the 86th to improve Mexico's chances
of advancing as goal difference will
likely become a decisive factor. (AP)
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Host Turkey beats Australia
to reach U20 knockout
Colombia's Andres Renteria, front, and El Salvador's Jose Pena challenge for
the ball during the Under-20 World Cup Group C soccer match between El
Salvador and Colombia in Gaziantep, Turkey, yesterday. Colombia won 3--0.
RIO DE JANEIRO---Fifa Presi-
dent Sepp Blatter responded yes-
terday to criticism of the cost of
staging the World Cup in Brazil
by pledging to give at least $100
million from profits back to the
World football's governing body
gave South Africa $100 million to
invest in development projects
after the 2010 World Cup, but
had not previously said it would
establish a similar "social fund"
after the 2014 tournament.
The Confederations Cup, which
serves as a World Cup warm-up
event, has been marred by pro-
testers denouncing billions of dol-
lars spent to host the World Cup---
money some say should be going
toward improving public services.
"We have left a legacy (in South
Africa), a special fund of $100
million, this fund is controlled by
the Football (Association) of
(South) Africa, the government
of South Africa and Fifa," Blatter
said in Rio de Janeiro. "I am sure
an amount like that, or even high-
er, will be possible to have
here...the aim from Fifa is not to
take profit out of the country, but
to put into the country."
Blatter said he can "understand
this social unrest" that has rocked
Brazil while the tournament has
been taking place.
The demonstrations took off
earlier this month over a ten-cent
hike in bus and subway fare in
Sao Paulo and morphed into a
mass, nationwide movement voic-
ing public dissatisfaction with a
range of issues such as govern-
ment corruption, poor education,
health care and spending on the
The government is projecting
that $13.3 billion will be spent on
stadiums, airport renovations and
other projects for the World Cup,
with an estimated $3.5 billion on
the 12 venues.
As violence escalated in the
streets near to Confederations
Cup matches, with protesters
clashing with police, Brazilian
President Dilma Rousseff said her
government would start to invest
in projects the public had been
"They have promised to
change---this is not our problem,
this is a political problem, but
something will be changed," Blat-
ter said. "Then the World Cup
will have this platform when final-
ly this can be delivered. It's all a
question of patience and a ques-
tion of trust and confidence."
Blatter also expressed "trust and
confidence" in how the authorities
coped with "some uncomfortable
situations we have witnessed"
during the Confederations Cup,
declining to comment on the
police firing tear gas and rubber
bullets at some protesters. (AP)
$100m to Brazil
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