There were wins for Chile, Ukbekistan and Croatia on day three of the U20 World Cup
FIFA U20 World Cup
Sunday 23 June 2013
England's group rivals Chile came from behind to earn a 2-1 victory over Egypt in their World Cup opener.
Chile's U20s beat the Tahiti senior team - currently capturing the imagination and winning hearts at the Confederations Cup - 7-0 in the lead up to Turkey 2013 and are one of the tournament's favourites.
They showed just why on Sunday with a display full of attacking intent and as well as discipline, although Egypt were left to rue some wasteful finishing.
Chile had to work hard for the win against a well-drilled Egypt side and Mahmoud Kahraba - nicknamed 'Electricity' - opened the scoring after ten minutes with a fierce first-time shot inside the area that found the bottom corner.
The lead didn't last long, though, as Nicolas Castillo's strike deflected off Rami Rabia to level it for Chile.
Substitute Christian Bravo then bagged a fine winner on 76 minutes when he wriggled into the area before smashing a superb strike to clinch the points.
Chile had to hang on when Cristian Cuevas was sent off for a dangerous tackle on Saleh Gomaa, but they managed to close out the game and take an important three points.
In Group F, Uzbekistan kicked off their campaign with a bang following a comprehensive 3-0 win over New Zealand in Bursa.
Akhmadjan Musaev's side were in control for most of the match, with Abbosbek Makhstaliev particularly impressive.
Pakhtakor midfielder Makhstaliev scored one and set another up as the Uzbeks exacted revenge for their 4-1 defeat to New Zealand at the FIFA U17 World Cup in Mexico two years ago.
Makhstaliev opened the scoring on 14 minutes when he pounced after Maxime Crocombe could only parry Igor Sergeev's effort and the pair combined five minutes after the break for Sergeev to get on the scoresheet.
Diyorjon Turapov's deflected effort from 20 yards rounded things off as Uzbekistan started in style.
In the group's other match, Croatia begun with a hard fought 1-0 victory over Uruguay.
Ante Rebic opened the scoring with a composed right-foot finish inside the area just before the break and then Marko Livaja struck the post from the penalty spot after the interval.
But it did not matter as Croatia held on for the three points.
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