Vamos Los Pibes!


All of a sudden our boys look good looking for a place in the tournaments this southamerican tournament give access to!

Winning against the host Paraguay with 10-men and managing to mantain a result after several games in which we were winning and threw away our lead (Ecuador (leading 1-0 ending up 1-1), Colombia (leading 1-0 to eventually lose 2-1), Uruguay (leading 3-1 to end up 3-3) and Brazil (losing 1-0, then up 2-1 and finally 2-2).

So I think that was the most important thing last night when we beat Paraguay 1-0.

Surprisingly Colombia, which was the best team from what I saw during the first round, and Brazil, Group A leader and still undefeated in the tournament, are yet to win a game in this second round (Brazil with 2 draws and Colombia losing both matches).

Uruguay look to be a very difficult team to beat and they have 6 points in two games.

Argentina sit tied for second with Chile (our next rival) with 4 points.

Just a reminder: The top 4 teams in this second round consisting of six teams, will qualify for the Youth World Cup to be hosted later this year in Canada. While the top 2 teams will secure a place in the football tournament at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games where, in case of qualifying, Argentina will aim to defend the gold medal obtained in Athens 2004.

Here are the standings so far and the upcoming matches: