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Colombia takes group lead in U-15 South American Cup

11-24-2011 09:51 BJT

MONTEVIDEO, Nov. 23 (Xinhua) -- Colombia has taken the lead in Group B of the Under-15 South American Cup after a 1-0 victory over Paraguay during the third round of soccer matches, local press said Wednesday.

Colombia got ahead half-way through the first part of the match after a goal by Gustavo Torres in the 22nd minute in the game that was played Tuesday night in the northern Uruguayan city of Rivera. The U-15 tournament is held in Uruguay.

Peru, meanwhile, achieved its first victory during the tournament after a 2-1 victory over Bolivia with goals by Peru's Dangelo Artiaga in the 17th minute and Luis Abram in the minute 75.

Colombia now leads the Group B with 7 points, followed by Brazil with 4, Paraguay with 3 and Bolivia with no points.

More matches will be played Wednesday night when Group A contestors Chile and Venezuela will meet in the Liebigs de Fray Bentos stadium in western Uruguay followed by the encounter between fellow Group A participants Argentina and Ecuador.

Uruguay currently leads Group A with seven points, followed by Argentina with six.

The final standings of the U-15 cup, which is organized by the South American Football Confederation (Conmebol), will be defined by Wednesday's games.

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Editor:Wang Xiaomei |Source: Xinhua

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