Rwanda go out of U17 after goalless draw with Canada

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Rwanda and Canada are out of the U17 World Cup after a goalless draw

Rwanda are out of the Under-17 World Cup after their final group game ended in a 0-0 draw with Canada.

A win for either team would have taken them through to the knock-out stages of the competition in Mexico.

But with so much at stake, neither team was able to make the breakthrough in Pachuca and the game ended goalless.

In the other match in Group C, England beat Uruguay 2-0, a result which sees both teams through to the round of 16.

Rwanda created chances in their game with Canada, as Andrew Buteera broke through the defence to fire a shot just over the crossbar as early as the 10th minute.

Just before the break Mwesigye Tibingana had a long-range shot which forced the Canadian keeper to tip it over the bar.

But that was as close as the Baby Amavubi came to scoring - and gradually Canada came into the match, with Sadi Jalali and Keven Aleman forcing Rwanda keeper Marcel Nzarora into a series of impressive saves.

And it was the defences which came out on top to leave the score at 0-0 and send both teams home.

In the day's other matches, USA drew 0-0 with New Zealand - a result which left them precisely equal in the Group D table.

The final position was decided by lots, with USA earning second place - although New Zealand also go through as one of the best-performing third-placed teams.

Uzbekistan beat Czech Republic 2-1 and the Uzbeks go through as group winners, whilst the Czechs go home.

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