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ISTANBUL---Spain striker Jese scored in
injury time as his team came from behind
to beat Mexico 2-1 and set up a quarterfinal
against Uruguay at the Under-20 World
The European Under-19 champions will
be joined by France, which defeated host
Turkey 4-1 to line up a last-eight meeting
with Uzbekistan, a 3-1 winner over Greece.
Jese s strike from outside the area was
deflected by Mexico defender Abel Fuentes
and goalkeeper Richard Sanchez could only
dive over the ball. It was Jese s fifth goal
of the tournament.
Mexico stunned tournament favourite
Spain in the second minute when Arturo
Gonzalez came in from the left and sent a
diagonal shot past goalkeeper Daniel Sotres.
Spain recovered quickly and found its
usual rhythm of short passes and moves
in midfield. However, it struggled to reach
its forwards against Mexico s well-placed
The South Americans, who missed sus-
pended midfielder Jesus Escoboza, created
danger through quick counterattacks,
though Raul Lopez s header in the 19th
went just over and a thundering 20-metre
(yard) shot by Jorge Espericueta hit the
crossbar in the 31st.
Spain continued to dominate possession
in the second half as it gained control of
the match. The Mexican defense started to
falter and Spain finally got the chances it
had been looking for.
Captain Paco Alacacer was set up by Jese
in the 51st but keeper Sanchez saved his
low shot with his left foot.
The game turned around when Mexico
left Derik unmarked in the 74th when he
received a corner kick at the far post, leaving
the defender an easy chance to level .
Nicolas Lopez scored twice in the second
half to give Uruguay a 2-1 win over Nigeria,
which was reduced to ten players just before
Defender Abdullahi Shehu committed
two fouls within two minutes, receiving a
straight red card for the second in the 41st
Lopez scored from close range in the 65th
minute after the Nigeria defense failed to
clear the ball from the area, only for a 20-
metre strike from Olarenwaju Kayode to
make it 1-1 four minutes later.
Lopez converted a penalty in the 84th
after substitute Diego Rolan dribbled past
goalkeeper Chukwunenye Okani and was
Meanwhile, France dominated the first
half of its match in the last 16 against
Turkey. Captain Paul Pogba returned from
suspension to lead the midfield, while strik-
ers Jean-Christophe Bahebeck and Yaya
Sanogo were a constant threat to the Turkey
France took the lead after a mistake by
Aykut Ozer in the 18th. The Turkey goal-
keeper dropped the ball after a Bahebeck
corner and Geoffrey Kondogbia was on
hand to tuck it into the net.
France doubled the score 13 minutes later
when Bahebeck s header at the near post
Turkey battled its way back into the
match in the second half but lacked a fin-
isher, and left plenty of space while pressing
forward in search of a goal.
France striker Florian Thauvin sent a
penalty kick well over the crossbar after
Baheback was brought down by Fatih Turan
in the 64th, but Sanogo and Jordan Veretout
added two goals within ten minutes as they
rounded off counterattacks.
Sinan Bakis scored for a consolation goal
for Turkey in the 79th minute.
France now faces Uzbekistan, which had
never before gone beyond the group stage
but defeated Greece in a match that included
three penalties and two red cards.
Uzbekistan took the lead in the 26th
minute when Abbosbek Makhstaliev beat
Greece goalkeeper Stefanos Kapino at the
Greece captain Konstantinos Stafylidis
equalised from a penalty seven minutes
later, but his team lost control of the game
when defender Dimitrios Kourpelis picked
up his second booking for a foul in the area
after an hour. Igor Sergeev converted the
penalty, and Sardor Rakhmanov added
another goal from the spot in the 83rd.
Uzbekistan s Boburbek Yuldashov was
also sent off in the closing minutes after
receiving a second yellow card. (AP)
SAO PAULO---Brazil defensive midfielder
Paulinho is joining Tottenham from Brazil-
ian club Corinthians.
Official details on the transfer were not
disclosed, but local media said yesterday
that Tottenham is paying €20 million to
sign Paulinho on a four-year contract. That
was the amount in the buyout clause estab-
lished by Corinthians when it extended the
player s contract until 2015.
Half of the €20 million goes to Corinthi-
ans and the rest goes to Sao Paulo club
Audax, which is where the player started.
The 24-year-old Paulinho was voted the
third-best player at the Confederations Cup,
behind Brazil teammate Neymar and Andres
Iniesta of Spain.
In addition to begin a solid defender,
Paulinho is also known for his efficiency
when attacking. He scored two goals in the
World Cup warm-up tournament, including
the winner in Brazil s 2-1 victory over
Uruguay in the semifinals.
He had also scored key goals for Corinthi-
ans since joining the Brazilian giant from
Bragantino three years ago.
Paulinho helped Corinthians win the
Brazilian league in 2011, the Copa Liberta-
dores and the Club World Cup in 2012 and
the traditional Sao Paulo state championship
earlier this year.
He scored 34 goals in 167 matches with
Corinthians, Brazil s second most popular
club behind Flamengo.
There had been reports that Paulinho had
signed with the English club before the
Confederations Cup started, but the player
said that the deal was not closed until after
he returned to Sao Paulo following Brazil s
3-0 win over Spain in the Confederations
Cup final at the Maracana Stadium on Sun-
"I had three wonderful years with
Corinthians, I have to thank the club for
everything that it did for my career," he
said. "It gets to a point where you need new
Paulinho said that Inter Milan was the
other club that had made an offer to try so
"I analysed all the options and I know
that I made the right decision," he said,
without disclosing what Inter Milan offered.
"I m going to a great club." (AP)
SWANSEA---Alejandro Pozuelo has increased
the Spanish contingent at Swansea to seven by
signing for the Premier League club after his
release by Real Betis.
The attacking midfielder agreed to a three-year
deal, becoming the third Spaniard to join in a
week---after Jose Canas arrived from Betis and
Jordi Amat from Espanyol.
Swansea, managed by Michael Laudrup, already
has Michu, Pablo Hernandez, Angel Rangel and
Pozuelo says yesterday "the style of the team
suits me, and so too does the style of the manager.
Of course, there are a lot of Spanish players here
...and that will help me to settle quickly."
Laudrup spent seven years of his playing career
in Spain with Barcelona and Real Madrid, and
subsequently had coaching spells with Getafe and
MILAN---Formula One cars will race on different
tires for the rest of the season in the wake of a
string of blowouts during Sunday s British Grand
Prix that sparked the threat of a revolt from
Tires exploded on four cars at Silverstone, includ-
ing those of Lewis Hamilton and Felipe Massa,
forcing tire manufacturer Pirelli to launch an inves-
Pirelli said the problems were caused by a number
of factors, including the rear tires being mounted
the wrong way by teams and low tire pressures.
The Italian manufacturer also said that kerbs were
high on the Silverstone circuit, while stressing that
"the 2013 range of tires, used in the correct way,
is completely safe."
For Sunday s German Grand Prix, Pirelli will use
a Kevlar belt---a fibre that is more resistant to
punctures---instead of steel on its rear tires.
From this month s Hungarian Grand Prix onward,
Pirelli will revert to the tires it used in 2012 combined
with the current compounds from this season.
"What happened at Silverstone was completely
unexpected and it was the first time that anything
like this has ever occurred in more than a century
of Pirelli in motorsport," Pirelli motorsport director
Paul Hembery said in a statement.
The FIA---Formula One s governing body---said
Monday it will allow in-season testing on July 17-
19 at Silverstone to allay safety fears.
Hembery said Sunday s incidents had "upset us
"What happened at Silverstone though has led
us to ask for full access to real time tire data to
ensure the correct usage and development of tires
that have the sophistication we were asked to pro-
vide and extremely high performance that has
lowered lap times by more than two seconds on
average," Hembery said.
"While we wait for a change in the rules, we
will introduce tires that are easier to manage." (AP)
tire changes ahead
of German GP
Swansea signs another
Spaniard in Pozuelo
Brazil's Paulinho joins Tottenham
Spain, France reach
quarters at U20 W Cup
Spain's Jese, left, and Mexico's Bernardo Hernandez challenge for the ball during the
Under-20 World Cup round of sixteen football match between Spain and Mexico in
Istanbul, Turkey, yesterday. Spain won 2-1. AP PHOTO
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