Multan archery squad to participate in championship
MULTAN—The seven-member archery squad will leave for Lahore on June 21 to participate in the Punjab Inter-divisional archery championship, being held from June 22 at Bahria Sports Complex Lahore.
Talking to APP here on Friday, district officer sports Jamil Kamran said that sevenmember team squad comprising four males and three females and two officials will participate in the two days archery championship, being organised by the Punjab Archery Association.—APP SEATTLE—The United States survived a late onslaught to beat Ecuador 2-1 and advance to the semi-finals of the Copa America for the first time since 1995 after a pulsating and sometime fractious match in Seattle on Thursday.
Clint Dempsey and Gyasi Zardes scored for the U.S. either side of half time and Michael Arroyo got one back for Ecuador in a game that saw one player from each side sent off and the Ecuador coach banished to the stands.
Ecuador came into the game more after Antonio Valencia and Jermaine Jones were shown red cards in the 51st minute but the hosts prevailed to set up a semi-final against either Argentina or Venezuela in Houston next Tues- day.
“We’ve come so far now and now we get even hungrier for the next step,” said U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann.
“The team performance was outstanding. They were helping each other all over the field.”
Dempsey, a striker who plays for local club Seattle Sounders, got the opener for the U.S. after 21 minutes when he rose to head home a deft cross from Jones. He almost got a second four minutes later but his angled-drive was well saved and Alejandro Bedoya should have done better when Dempsey’s pass left him with a shot on goal that Alexander Dominguez got down well to smother.—AFP
US forward Dempsey dribbles while defended by Ecuador defender Frickson and Fernando during the quarter-final of Copa America Centenario soccer tournament.