#FIFAU20: Qatar 0-1 Colombia


Joao Rodriguez of Colombia (back) and Serigne Abdou of Qatar (front) vie for the ball

Qatar’s FIFA U-20 World Cup campaign got off to a disappointing start as they suffered a 1-0 defeat against Colombia in Group C’s opening game at Waikato Stadium in Hamilton.


Juan Quintero (L) and Joao Rodriguez (2-L) of Colombia celebrate

Joao Rodriguez scored the only goal of the game after 24 minutes with a powerful low drive from inside the box after a perfect pass from Santos Borre.


Qatar’s Sultan Alkuwari (L) in action against Colombia’s Juan Quintero (R)

Al Annabi pushed for an equalizer in the second half but a combination of poor finishing,

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