Australia win group ahead of Brazil
Defending champions Brazil were beaten to first place in their group at the FIFA Under-17 World Championships in New Zealand on Wednesday, but are still through to the quarter-finals of the competition
Their goalless draw with Germany -- the second successive such scoreline for the Brazilians -- allowed the Australians to clinch first place in group three with a 1-0 win over Mali.
A 23rd minute goal from Scott McDonald ensured Australia will stay in Christchurch and meet Qatar, who finished second in group four with a one-sided 4-0 win over Jamaica.
Brazil now have to go to Dunedin to meet Paraguay, won group four but had their hopes of being the only side to finish the first round with a 100 percent record dented by a thrilling fight back by courageous Burkina Faso.
The Paraguayans were 2-0 up at half-time but diminutive Issack Ouedraogo scored twice in the space of three minutes to bring the teams back level in the driving rain that has led to floods in several areas in the Otago province.
Burkina Faso started the game needing a handsome victory over Paraguay to go through, but only came alive in the second heart, playing with great heart in conditions that would have been completely alien to their players, for the 2-2 draw.
With the elimination of Burkina Faso and Mali, the African challenge is now left with Ghana, while Germany's demise means none of the three European sides have made it to the last eight of the FIFA U-17 World Championship.
The tournament's leading goalscorer is now the Qatari striker Rasoul Waleed, whose brace against the Jamaicans on Wednesday brought his tournament total to four.