Australia 2 Argentina 1: Joey's keep World Cup progression alive

Australia kept their chances of progression in the U17 World Cup in Chile alive thanks to a 2-1 win over Argentina on Sunday morning (AEST).

The Joey's needed to win by a two-goal margin and not receive more than five FIFA Fair Play Points to gurantee passage to the Round of 16.

The top-two teams in each group advance, while four of the best third-placed teams also make it through to the group stages. 

Mexico and Germany placed first and second in Australia's group respectively, while the Joey's finished third on four points.

The 2-1 win over Argentina means Australia will have to wait for the results of the remaining Group E and Group F fixtures.

Nicholas Panetta scored both goals for Australia, netting one on 24 minutes and doubling their lead six minutes into the second-half.

Argentina stepped up their game after the hour-mark and were rewarded with a chance to get back into the game when Lucas Pizzatti was fouled in the box.

Tomas Conechy converted from the penalty spot to bring the score-line back to one with 25 minutes to play.

Argentina had a goal incorrectly ruled out for offside just seconds after hitting the crossbar.

Australia held on for the slim victory and will have to wait until Monday morning (AEST) to find out their fate in the tournament.



4/6 3rd place teams have to go through. With England behind us on 2 points and Chile behind us on goal difference, I don't think the remaining games matter - Australia is through to the R16 WC u-17s ! (from my understanding) although I don't know what this fair play points rule is.

We've never won a World Cup at any level either mens or womens, we have now won the mens and women Asian cups over the last 6 years. Hopefully the Joeys go further than any other team has.