Mumbai: Giovanni Bogado and Fernando Cardozo hit late first half goals as Paraguay beat Turkey 3-1 in Group B. Antonio Galeano capped the thumping win for Gustavo Morinigo’s side while Kerem Kesgin scored a consolation goal in injury time. The South Americans topped the group with all nine points on offer. Turkey finished fourth with one point and became the first to be ousted from the tournament.
Colombia tamed a hapless USA 3-1 at the DY Patil Stadium on Thursday to finish the league with six points like USA and Ghana, qualifying as the second team from Group A behind the Africans. Third-placed USA are also assured of a berth but may have to wait until Saturday officially to learn their fate.
It was the South Americans who took the early lead through Vidal. A long throw saw US defenders failing to clear and Caicedo found Vidal who finished perfectly in the third minute. Acosta shot just wide after a good one-two with skipper Sargent but didn’t miss a second time in the 24th minute after Andrew Carleton broke through from the right and sent back a low cross.
Penaloza sparked wild celebrations in the Colombia dugout with a rasping free-kick taken from the left of the box that flew into the far corner off the crossbar.