Argentina under-15s made a winning start to the South American championship with a 3-0 victory against hosts, Colombia. After the recent failures of the under-17s and under-20s, La Albiceleste will be eager to make amends and although the scoreline was flattering this was a good start. 39-year-old Walter Coyette made his debut as coach and the former Lanús midfielder knows a thing or two about international youth football having lifted the under-20 World Cup as a player under José Pekerman in 1995. Colombia were the brighter of the two sides in the first half but Vélez youngster Benjamín Garré’s excellent goal broke the deadlock on the half hour mark. The hosts could not find an equaliser and with time running out Belgrano’s Román Vildoso and Boca Juniors’ Facundo Colidio made certain of the result.
Colombia 0 – 3 Argentina