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US Beats Argentina at World Youth Soccer Championship


The U.S. men's Under-20 soccer team has defeated four-time champion Argentina at the World Youth Football Championships in the Netherlands.

Chad Barrett of the United States scored the only goal of the game in the 39th minute with a bouncing header that flew over Argentine goalkeeper Oscar Ustari.

Major League Soccer star Freddy Adu of D.C. United could have added to the score in the Group-D match with a penalty kick in the 70th minute, but his shot bounced off the post.

Meanwhile, China's team defeated Turkey, 2-1, in a Group-B match in Utrecht. Zhao Xuri scored the winning goal with a powerful shot from about 40 meters out in injury time. Also Saturday, Spain defeated Morocco, 3-1 in Group-C play in Doetinchem.

Three more matches are on the schedule - Ukraine faces Panama in Group-B, Honduras takes on Chile in Group-C, and Germany plays Egypt in Group-D.

The top two teams in each of the six groups plus the four best teams among those ranked third after the first round qualify for the round of 16. The winners in the round of 16 make the quarterfinals. The tournament final is scheduled for July 5.

Some information for this report provided by AP.

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