The lucky hosts, Argentina, were the first to advance to the Round of 16 with two straight wins.
In front of a packed stadium, Argentina opened the scoring with a goal from Bellis in the 17th minute.
Romero and Peron added a goal apiece in the second half, and Argentina cruised to a 3-0 victory over Guatemala, securing their second straight win and a spot in the Round of 16.
Argentina, the six-time defending champions, failed to qualify this time around, but were the first to reach the round of 16 when they were named hosts a month before kickoff in place of Indonesia, which was stripped of its hosting rights over religious issues.
Ecuador’s Zambrano’s surprise long-range shot hits the crossbar.
Ecuador would go on to suffer another round of bad luck, but Klinger’s stunning finish helped them beat Slovakia 2-1.먹튀검증
I’m going to have to put this up for ‘best goal’ of the tournament.
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