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Argentina, Nigeria Winners in Youth Soccer


Four-time champion Argentina has defeated Colombia, 2-1, while Nigeria blanked Ukraine, 1-0, to reach the quarterfinals of the World Youth football (soccer) championships in the Netherlands.

In Emmen, Julio Barroso's goal in injury time gave the under-age-20 Argentines the win after his team came back from a 1-0 deficit.

Colombia's Harrison Otalvaro had opened the scoring in the 52nd minute. Argentina's Lionel Messi tied the match six minutes later. Argentina takes on Spain, which scored a 3-0 win over Turkey.

Meanwhile in Doetinchem, Nigeria defeated Ukraine, 1-0, on Taye Taiwo's 80th-minute goal. In the final eight, Nigeria faces the host country, which beat Chile, 3-0.

The other quarterfinals have Germany playing Brazil and Morocco taking on Italy.

Some information for this report provided by AP.

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