U-20 World Cup review

El Salvador create history

June 26, 2013
By ESPN staff

El Salvador created a slice of history as they won their first 11-a-side match at a FIFA tournament with a 2-1 victory over Australia at the Under-20 World Cup.

El Salvador celebrate their historic win over Australia.
GettyImagesEl Salvador celebrate their historic win over Australia.

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The Young Socceroos jumped quickly out of the block with Josh Brillante's cracking long-range effort giving the Australians the lead in the ninth minute.

But first-half goals to Diego Coca and Jose Pena were enough for the Central Americans to write their names into the history books.

Elsewhere in Group C, a solitary second-half stroke from Juan Quintero was enough for Colombia to down hosts Turkey.

The 1-0 victory sent the South Americans to the top of the group, a point ahead of Turkey and El Salvador.

Meanwhile, Mexico are on the brink of elimination after suffering a 1-0 loss to Paraguay - their second straight loss of the campaign.

Mexico will need a victory in their final group gamei to have any chance of qualification for the last-16 after Derlis Gonzalez grabbed the only goal of the game.

The South Americans now join Greece (four points) at the head of Group D after the Europeans could only manage a 0-0 draw with Mali.