Argentina scrape through after holding Ecuador; Venezuela & Colombia advance to the final six

Argentina 2 – Ecuador 2 (South American Under-20 Championships, January 28, 2009) Cristian Gaitan put Argentina ahead but Jefferson Pinto levelled. In the 77th minute Juan Anangono headed Ecuador into the lead from a corner but a fine goal from Ivan Bella levelled the match.

Venezuela 1 – Colombia 1 (South American Under-20 Championships, January 28, 2009) Venezuela led through Salomon Rondon but a penalty midway through the second half from Cristian Nazarith evened things up. In injury-time Nazarith missed a penalty to secure the win for Colombia. A coin toss following the game decided that Colombia qualified for the next round and that Ecuador were eliminated.


Panama 1 – Guatemala 0 (UNCAF Nations Cup, January 27, 2009)