US beat Angola 1-0 in practice match

Updated: 25 February 2007 10:34 IST

The United States beat Angola 1-0 in a practice match Monday, four days before the World Cup kicks off.

Hamburg:

The United States beat Angola 1-0 in a practice match Monday, four days before the World Cup kicks off. It was unclear who scored for the Americans because the team didn't wear numbers and the match was closed to the media. Even Angola coach Luis Oliviera Goncalves wasn't sure who scored. "They didn't wear numbers, and the United States didn't want to give names of players," said Goncalves. Angola played with 10 men for much of the match after Loco got his second yellow card in about the 30th minute. "In the second half, we dominated most of the game, but in general it was very balanced," he added. United States captain Claudio Reyna was the best player for the Americans, who also tested backup goalkeeper Tim Howard later in the match. No one from the United States was available for immediate comment. The Americans face Italy, the Czech Republic and Ghana in Group E at the World Cup, while Angola will play Portugal, Mexico and Iran in Group D.

Topics : Football
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