Colombia beats Italy

EMMEN: Colombia beat Italy 2-0 and Nigeria held defending champion Brazil to a 0-0 draw on Sunday at the World Youth football Championship.

The Colombians punished Italy's lack of aggression in the opening Group E match at the under-20 tournament and got late goals from Wason Renteria and Fredy Guarin.

Brazil, which won the last World Youth Championship two years ago in the United Arab Emirates, failed to sparkle in its scoreless draw with Nigeria in Group F.

The results:

Group E: Colombia 2 (Renteria 76, Guarin 90) bt Italy 0; Syria 1 (al-Haj 2) drew Canada 1 (Peters 31).

Group F: Brazil 0 drew Nigeria 0 ; South Korea 1 (Shin Young Rok 25) lost to Switzerland 2 (Antic 28, Vonlanthen 33) — AP

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