Estudiantes reach the Copa Sudamericana final

Estudiantes 1 – Argentinos Jrs 0 (Agg. 2-1) (Copa Sudamericana, November 20, 2008) Jose Luis Calderon got in front of his marker to head home in the 62nd minute. Argentinos had Franco Quiroga sent off in the 83rd minute for a second bookable offence and Rodrigo Brana of Estudiantes was dismissed in stoppage-time for a late tackle.

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Trinidad and Tobago 3 – Cuba 0 (2010 World Cup qualifier, November 19, 2008) Kenwyne Jones and Dwight Yorke scored a goal apiece within two minutes of each other in the second half, and Keon Daniel’s late strike sealed the victory.

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Northern Ireland 0 – Hungary 2 (International friendly, November 20, 2008) Sander Torghelle opened the scoring in the 57th minute when he found the target from close range following a pull-back from Szabolcs Husti. Zoltan Gera added a second in the 71st minute when he got on the end of a through ball before connecting with a well-struck shot.

France 0 – Uruguay 0 (International friendly, November 20, 2008) It was another disappointing night for Les Bleus, the highlight being the debut of Steve Savidan of Caen, a 30-year striker who only turned pro at 26.

Colombia 1 – Nigeria 0 (International friendly, November 20, 2008) A goal nine minutes from time from striker Radamel Falcao Garcia settled the match.

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Figueirense 4 – Nautico 3 (Campeonato Brasileiro, November 20, 2008) Nautico took a surprise lead within a minute from the kick-off through Felipe, but Figueirense hit back two minutes later with a strike from Tadeu. Cleiton Xavier put the hosts ahead in the 9th minute, only for Vagner to draw Nautico level 6 minutes later. Diogo restored the home advantage just before the break, but Felipe levelled the score for the visitors in the 72nd minute. Finally a Bruno Perone goal in the 83rd minute gave the home side a vital victory that improves their chances of avoiding the drop.