Mul­tan archery squad to par­tic­i­pate in cham­pi­onship

Pakistan Observer - - SPORTS -

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.

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