Fifa U-17 WC: Morocco, Tunisia Win Opening Matches

Fifa U-17 WC: Morocco, Tunisia Win Opening Matches

Fifa U-17 WCFujairah (UAE), Oct. 18, 2013 (PANA/NAN) Morocco and Tunisia on Friday won their opening matches at the 2013 FIFA Under-17 World Cup, which kicked off on Thursday in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Morocco defeated Croatia 3-1 in group C in Fujairah, while Tunisia prevailed against Venezuela 2-1 in a group D tie in Sharjah.

The Moroccan goals were scored by Karim Achahbar (27th and 40th minutes) and Nabil Jaadi in the 45th while Robert Muric scored Croatia’s consolation goal in the 59th minute.

In their group D encounter in Sharjah, Tunisia defeated Venezuela 2-1 with goals from Chiheb Jbeli (25th) and Mohamed Ben Larbi (47′ PEN).

Venezuela’s goal was scored by Jose Marquez in the 51st minute.

Cote d’Ivoire, the only African team that tasted action on the opening day, lost 0-1 to Italy in group B.

Africa’s fourth representative at the tournament, Nigeria, will open its campaign for a fourth title on Saturday against Mexico in a group F match in Al Ain city.

The tournament, featuring 24 teams, will run through Nov. 8. (PANA/NAN)
Fifa U-17 WC: Morocco, Tunisia Win Opening Matches

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