Vitoria: 12 years ago Tajikistan took part in their first, and up until this year, only FIFA U-17 World Cup. In 2007 in Korea Republic, they secured a 4-3 win over USA in their opening match, and despite two 1-0 defeats after that by Belgium and Tunisia, they still managed to create history by making it into the Round of 16 as one of the best third-placed teams.
History may be in line to repeat itself here in Brazil, with the Asian team opening their Group E campaign with a shock 1-0 win over African champions Cameroon on Monday.
Goiania: Korea Republic nullified an energetic Haiti side to capture a 2-1 victory in Group C play at the FIFA U-17 World Cup Brazil 2019 at the Estádio da Serrinha on Sunday.
The Taeguk Warriors capitalised on a goalkeeping mistake to take the lead in the 26th minute and added another to their tally 15 minutes later by forcing a turnover, earning a lead they would not relinquish to open their campaign in style.