Guinea fight back to hold Costa Rica

Guinea fight back to hold Costa Rica
Ibrahima Sory Soumah of Guinea

by Austin Ditlhobolo

Tuesday Oct 10, 2017. 15:51

Guinea and Costa Rica drew 2-2 in the 2017 FIFA Under-17 World Cup Group C match at the Fatorda Stadium in Margao, India on Tuesday.

The drew sees the Junior Elephants of Guinea remain fourth on the group standings, while Costa Rica's Junior Selection also remain third on the table.

The Junior Elephants started the match well, but it was the Junior Selection, who broke the deadlock.

Yecxy Jarquín scored with a tap in to make it 1-0 to Costa Rica in the 26th minute with the Guinea defence exposed.

However, the Junior Elephants then pressed the North American side and they managed to equalize.

Fandje Toure fired home his second goal of the tournament from close range in the 30th minute - making it 1-1 for Guinea.

Ibrahima Soumah thought he had given Guinea the lead just before half-time, but his goal was disallowed.

The score was 1-1 between Guinea and Costa Rica following an entertaining first-half.

Souleymane Camara, the Guinea coach, introduced Djibril Sylla 11 minutes after the restart.

However, it was the Junior Selection, who scored the next goal seven minutes after the hour-mark.

Andreas Gomez fired past Guinea shot-stopper Mohamed Camara to make it 2-1 to Costa Rica.

The Junior Elephants continued to attack and they managed to level matters again with nine minutes left.

Soumah scored with a decent finish with Costa Rica keeper Ricardo Montenegro well beaten to make it 2-2 for Guinea.

Guinea were the better side in the closing stages of the match, but they could not score and ultimately, the two sides drew 2-2 on the day.

Guinea (1) 2 (F.Toure 30', I.Soumah 81')
Costa Rica (1) 2 (Jarquín 21', Gomez 67')

Guinea:M. Camara, S. Conte, I. Soumah, I. Camara (S.Bangoura 75'), I. Traore, S. Camara, A. Camara, E. Bah (D.Sylla 56'), F.Toure, S. Cisse, N. Bangoura (F.Soumah 72').

Costa Rica: Montenegro, Arce, Cortés, Román, Faerrón, Alfaro (Abarco 77'), Arias, Bustamante (Chacon 46'), Jarquín, Castro, Gómez (Cordero 71').

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