Thursday, April 30, 2009

Brazil Makes it 16

Brazil became the 16th team to qualify for the 2009 FIFA U-17 World Cup by defeating Bolivia 3-0 and winning Group A of the CONMEBOL qualifiers.

Goals from Wellington, Dodo and Romario paved the way to the CONMEBOL Championship, where they will face Group B winner Argentina on May 9.

Colombia and Bolivia meet on Friday, with both desperate to secure a place in Nigeria. Vying for second and third spot in Group B are Uruguay, Ecuador and Chile. The second and third-place teams will cross over to play the second and third place teams from Group A to determine the remaining two South American representatives. Venezuela is already eliminated.

Along with the two South American spots still open, the final six berths to Nigeria will be determined at the UEFA U-17 Championship from May 6-18.

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