Argentina open strong and outlast USA

The first match of day 3 was all or nothing for Argentina. Following their 2-0 loss against Brazil on Sunday they had to beat USA in order to keep their hopes for a final alive. On the other had, if USA could get a draw their path towards the final would be almost open.


Argentina came out flying in the first half, showing lots of courage and a great effort. Christian Billordio opened the score, the Argentinian nr. 9 benefited from a brief opportunity given by the USA defence. Mariano Morano doubled the score just before half-time, which was also the final score. Team USA pressed all throughout the second half, but was unable to score.


With the win of Argentina both teams now have 6 points from three matches. On Wednesday Argentina will play Peru, USA will meet Brazil

Argentina
 
Name
Class
Played
Goals Scored
Sub In
Sub Out
Yellow
Red
4
FT2 C
60'
5
FT2 C
60'
60' +3
6
FT3 R
62'
27'
60' +2
8
FT2 R
56'
4'
56'
12
FT1 C
60'
7
FT1 R
0'
60' +2
9
FT2 C
0'
13
FT2 C
4'
56'
14
FT2 C
0'
Head coach: Marcelo Sanchez
USA
 
Name
Class
Played
Goals Scored
Sub In
Sub Out
Yellow
Red
2
FT2 C
55'
55'
6
FT1 C
60'
8
FT2 C
42'
42'
10
FT3 C
60'
14
FT2 RFD 20
60'
3
FT2 C
0'
4
FT1 C
0'
5
FT2 C
18'
42'
7
FT2 C
0'
9
FT2 C
5'
55'
11
FT2 C
0'
12
FT2 C
0'
Head coach: Stuart Sharp