Host Colombia isn't the only South American team enjoying a strong start to the FIFA Under-20 World Cup.
Brazil routed Panama, 4-0, to win Group E, and Argentina shut out North Korea, 3-0, to win Group F as both powers advanced to the knockout stage of the tournament Thursday night.
Philippe Coutinho scored two goals in Brazil's victory, allowing the Selecao to keep pace with Egypt, which beat Austria, 4-0, behind a second-half hat trick from Mohamed Ibrahim. Both finished with seven points, but Brazil had a better goal differential to take the top spot in the group.
Argentina outlasted Mexico to win their group by three points and will be paired with Egypt in the Round of 16. In its final group game, Mexico played to a 0-0 draw against England, which still maintains hope at qualifying for the knockout stage as one of the top four third-place teams despite not scoring a goal and playing three 0-0 draws in group play. Mexico will face the runner-up from Group B (which can be either Portugal, Uruguay, New Zealand or Cameroon) in the first knockout round.
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