Chile Leads SouthAm Under-17 Soccer World Qualifier

Santiago — Chile is leading the South American Under-17 Football Championship, just a step ahead of the Soccer World Championship in India this year, after beating Colombia 1-0, while Brazil, the runner-up, crushed Venezuela 4-0.

La Rojita (the Little Red), as the Chilean team is called, won a hard-fought game against Colombia, with a goal by Gaston Zuniga in the 19 minute of the first half. The game took place at the stadium El Teniente, in the central Chilean city of Rancagua,

In the final 6-team round, Brazil beat Venezuela easily 4-0, with an own goal by defender Diego Luna (24) and goals by Lucas Helter (39), Vinicius Junior (83) and Yuri Alberto (90).

After two games held, the table by countries has Colombia in third place with 3 points, and Paraguay, in fourth with 2. Ecuador is fifth and Venezuela closes in the bottom of the table.