Argentina defeat Brazil to seal place at World Youth Cup (VIDEO)


Victory over great rivals Brazil not only qualifies Argentina for the World Youth Cup in New Zealand but puts them closer to Olympic qualification and with a growing belief that they could lift the South American Championship trophy. What had been an even match looked to be heading for a goalless draw but with less than five minutes remaining Ángel Correa released Maxi Rolón with an exquisite outside of the boot pass and the Barcelona youngster slotted past Marcos. The celebrations had barely died down when Cristian Espinoza’s cross from the right was powerfully headed into the net by Rodrigo Contreras. Argentina find themselves sitting top of the table with remaining matches against Paraguay and Uruguay. There is still much to do but victory over Brazil with players suspended will bring a renewed belief in the squad and while captain Ángel Correa remains fit, La Albiceleste have a chance.

Argentina  2 – 0  Brazil

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