Spain, Brazil to meet in U20 Cup quarterfinals

Brazil and Spain advanced in the Under-20 World Cup on Wednesday, setting up a quarterfinal matchup between the title favorites.

Brazil beat Saudi Arabia 3-0 in Barranquilla, while Spain escaped being upset by South Korea with a 7-6 penalty-shootout victory after a 0-0 draw in regulation and extra time in Manizales.

Nigeria consolidated its status as one of the title contenders by beating England 1-0 in Armenia for its fourth straight victory, sending the English team home without having scored a goal in four matches. England had reached the second round with three consecutive scoreless draws in the group stage.

France also advanced, edging Ecuador 1-0 in Cartagena.

Argentina, Portugal, Mexico and host Colombia advanced Tuesday.