A last-gasp goal from Erick Acevedo gave Guatemala a 1-0 win over Egypt in Group C. The central Americans were good value for their win at the Gimnasia Nilson Nelson, despite many neutrals in the noisy hall backing their African rivals.
Jose Gonzales and goalkeeper Carlos Merida both had early chances for Guatemala, but fired wide of the target. Egypt responded well, with Ahmed Hussein hitting the post, although that proved to be their only highlight of the first half.
Hema in the Egypt goal had to be alert to deny Acevedo and company on no fewer than three occasions, although he was relieved to see Jannick Ramirez's shot rebound off the post and away to safety.
Egypt began the second half brightly and saw shots from Bougy and Hussein well saved by Merida and with a minute to go, Abou El Komsan hit the post. They were left to rue that miss when Acevedo pounced to break Egyptian hearts.