Timothy Weah scored the Under-17 World Cup's second hat-trick as the United States thrashed Paraguay 5-0 in the round of 16.
Six days after the U.S. senior team failed to qualify for next year's World Cup, the U17s reached the quarterfinals of its FIFA tournament for the first time since 2005.
The U.S.'s first goal came from a superb team move in the 19th minute, as Ayo Akinola got to the end of a superb through ball before squaring it up for Weah for an easy finish.
Weah's second was one of...
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Paraguay continued to shine and recorded their third win on the trot when they thrashed a struggling Turkey 3-1 in a Group B match of the FIFA Under-17 World Cup. With this win, the South American side topped the pool with nine points.
Earlier, Paraguay had defeated Mali - one of the title contenders, 3-2, and New Zealand 4-2, at the DY Patil stadium.
Giovanni Bogado (41st minute) and Fernando Cardozo (43rd) scored in the first half for Paraguay, while Antonio Galeano (61st) struck their third goal...