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Spurs' Carter-Vickers and Veljkovic experience mixed U-20 World Cup fortunes

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One Spurs youngster played his part in a win for his country, another slipped to defeat in the U-20 World Cup in New Zealand.

Young Tottenham prospect Cameron Carter-Vickers played a starring role for the US U-20 national side's first match of the U-20 World Cup in New Zealand.

The North American nation found themselves surprisingly behind Myanmar in Saturday's match between the two countries, before winning a corner which the centre back flicked on to Maki Tall to score the equaliser.

Emerson Hyndman of Fulham had crossed the corner for that goal, and he scored what turned out to be the winner in the second half, as Carter-Vickers, the youngest player in the US squad at 17, played the entirety of the 2-1 match.

Things didn't go quite so well for defender/midfielder Milos Veljkovic, though his Serbia side were playing highly fancied side Uruguay, with the European's slipping to a 1-0 defeat.

The 19-year-old, who was on loan at Middlesbrough this season, played in central defence for Serbia, but couldn't stop Gaston Pereiro netting early in the second half. The former Basel youngster will hope he and his side can get some points on the board when they meet Mali in their next game.

Tottenham's young Nigerian forward Musa Yahaya also featured, starting Nigeria's 4-2 defeat to Brazil in New Plymouth. He managed to set up his country's first goal with a wonderful Rabona, before scoring the second, but Nigeria fell apart to the Brazilians in the second half.

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