INTRODUCTION: There was a major upset in the first round of the World Youth Soccer Championships in Australia on Sunday (4 October).
GV Argentina, playing left to right, attack Australia (yellow shirts) Penalty given after No. 16 fouled, Australians protest (2 shots)
GV Argentina score from penalty (2 shots)
GV PAN Australia centres from penalty, ball is headed, Argentina player kicks own goal (2 shots)
GV Australians celebrate
GV Throw in for Argentina, play in centre, Australia breaks and scores (3 shots)
GV Australia celebrates crowds cheer (5 shots)
GV Fighting among crowd
Uruguay, playing left to right, attack U.S.A. (red shirts) and score (5 shots)
GV U.S. goalkeeper on defence
GV Uruguay attacking goal, No. 7 scores (3 shots)
GV Uruguay attacking goal, No. 9 scores (3 shots)
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Background: INTRODUCTION: There was a major upset in the first round of the World Youth Soccer Championships in Australia on Sunday (4 October). The reigning champions, Argentina, were beaten by Australia 2-1. Later Argentina suffered a second blow in only achieving a draw with England. During this match, a violent broke out involving Argentina and English fans. But another South American team began well at the tournament. Uruguay crushed the United State 3--0.
SYNOPSIS: Argentina began the game strongly, driving Australia in the dark shirts back into their own half. After 67 minutes, disaster struck for the home team. Polish referee Alojzy Jarguz ruled that Australian defender Steve Blair had fouled Argentina substitute Juan Urruti, and awarded a penalty. Burruchaga scored easily.
Thirteen minutes later, Australia equalised. After a free kick, Mark Koussas headed the ball into the net, with the help of an Argentina defender.
For most of the second half, the scores was oven. Then just 40 seconds before full time, Australian made its break. David Mitchell sent aside pass to Hunter, who put the ball into the back of the net. To the crowd, Hunter was a hero, who had pulled Australia from relative obscurity to take on the role of giant killer.
Argentina faced further problems on Monday (5 October), with a 1 - 1 draw with England. During the match trouble erupted among the fans.
The brawl involved English and Argentine fans. The police were outnumbered.
But not everything went badly for the South American teams. Uruguay proved its strength with a decisive win over the United States. The Americans, playing in the red shirts, were clearly outplayed. Uruguay's first scorer: Javier Lopez Baez, in the fifth minute.
The Uruguayans are favourites to win this tournament. Their form in this game seemed to justify their reputation. After 60 minutes, Carlos Aquilera scored his teams's second goal.
The Uruguayans kept up the pressure. The 17,200-strong crowd was treated to some sparkling football. A goal long seemed inevitable, and it came, in the 65th minute. The scorer was Jorge da Silva.