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Joeys pip Argentina at FIFA U-17 World Cup

  • Joeys pip Argentina at FIFA U-17 World Cup

Australia have scored a 2-1 win over Argentina at the FIFA under-17 World Cup but face a nervous wait to find out if they've advanced to the knockout stage.

The Joeys' victory in the Chilean city of Chillan on Saturday sealed third place in Group C - the so-called pool of death - following a loss to Germany and draw with Mexico.

Only the best four third-placed teams out of the six pools qualify for the round of 16, meaning Australia will have to wait until Sunday's games from Groups E and F are completed before knowing whether they live to fight another day.

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Joeys winger Nicholas Panetta grabbed both goals against Argentina, the first in the 25th minute after getting on the end of a well-worked free kick before adding to the lead in the 52nd minute with a 30-metre volley.

The Argentinians got one back through a Tomas Conechny penalty after Charlie Devereux was adjudged to have clipped substitute Lucas Pizzatti in the box.

They almost drew level shortly after, when a solid move was capped off with a header, but was disallowed for offside.

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