Saturday, 10 November 2007

Uruguay in Pole Position to Take South American U-15 Championship

Uruguay are just a game away from clinching the South American U-15 Championship after recording their second victory of the final round-robin stage of the tournament, against Brazil.

Sebastian Gallegos gave Uruguay the lead after twenty-two minutes, only for Wellington to level the scores with a well-taken goal twelve minutes later. Uruguay got the just reward for their impressive first half display when Diego Polenta put them back in front, one minute before the break. Brazil performed better in the second half, but just couldn't find the back of the net, allowing Uruguay to hold on for the victory.

Chile kept their hopes alive by defeating Argentina 2-0 in the other game of the day. Goals from Cesar Valenzuela and Alex Gonzalez gave them a comfortable lead over the side that they had drawn with earlier in the competition. Their second successive defeat leaves Argentina with no chance of winning the tournament.

Going into the final games, Uruguay hold a three-point advantage over Brazil and Chile, who meet in the last round of matches. A draw against Argentina will be enough to guarantee Uruguay the title, although they could still win even if they lose the final match, depending on the result in the other game.

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