England denied by late leveller

England blew a two-goal lead as they were held 2-2 by Iraq in their Under-20 World Cup opener.

Last Updated: 23/06/13 at 23:08 Post Comment

Iraq celebrate their late leveller

Iraq celebrate their late leveller

England were denied a first Under-20 World Cup victory in 16 years as Iraq grabbed an injury-time equaliser to draw 2-2 in Antalya.

Peter Taylor's men seemed sure to end that desperate statistic when Luke Williams added to Conor Coady's first-half opener.

But Ali Faez pulled one back from the spot 15 minutes from time, setting up a pulsating finale which saw Ali Adnan snatch a point for the underdogs.

England group favourites Chile in their second match on Wednesday.


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