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U.S. Stuns Argentina, Germany Shuts Out Egypt in Youth Football


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 Saturday, 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. Xuri Zhao scored the winning goal with a powerful shot from about 40 meters out in injury time. In the other early match Saturday, Spain defeated Morocco, 3-1 in Group-C play in Doetinchem.

In the late matches, Ukraine topped Panama 3-1 in Group-B, Chile trounced Honduras 7-0 in Group-C, and Germany shut out Egypt 2-0 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 5th.

Some information for this report provided by AP.

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