England held to 1-1 draw
ISTANBUL -- England faces a battle to qualify for the knockout stages of the Under-20 World Cup after drawing 1-1 with Chile on Wednesday to lie third in Group E behind Iraq and the Chileans.
Striker Harry Kane scored a second-half equalizer to leave England with two points from two matches, trailing Iraq and Chile by two points each.
Iraq came from a goal down to beat Egypt 2-1 in the other group game.
England, which drew 2-2 against Iraq in its opener, plays Egypt in the final round Saturday. The top two sides in each of the six groups will advance, along with the four best teams among the third-place finishers.
It was a hard-fought result for England coach Peter Taylor's team, which narrowly escaped defeat when Bryan Rabello's strike in the closing minutes hit the crossbar.
Nicolas Castillo put Chile in front from the penalty spot in the 32nd minute with his second goal of the tournament. A late tackle by Daniel Potts brought down Chile winger Angelo Henriquez as he dribbled his way in from the right. Referee Alireza Faghani of Iran didn't whistle immediately, taking several seconds to make up his mind. It was the second penalty against England this tournament.
After another foul, Potts later received his second yellow card of the competition and will miss England's decisive group match against Egypt on Saturday.
England struggled to keep possession in the first half and only created danger with two shots from well outside the area, with Barkley watching his effort go just wide while Kane's shot was saved by goalkeeper Dario Melo.
Chile remained in control for the early stages of the second half but failed to create clear chances. The South Americans then lost the plot after Kane's equalizer.
Kane collected a pass from midfielder Ross Barkley in the 64th minute and beat Melo with a low shot at the near post.
England started to turn up the pressure and came close to scoring when substitute Alex Pritchard headed the ball straight at Melo from close range in the 82nd minute.
Iraq, which rallied from 2-0 down against England, produced another comeback to defeat Egypt, which took the lead after Hassan Ahmed rounded off a fluent attack with a well-placed header in the 27th minute.
Six minutes later, Ammar Abdulhussein made it 1-1 with a powerful shot after dribbling from midfield. Mohanad Abdulraheem scored Iraq's winner in the 79th after a solo run through the Egypt defense.
Uzbekistan and Croatia, which both won their opening matches, lead Group F with four points apiece following their 1-1 draw.
Defender Sardor Rakhmanov opened the scoring for Uzbekistan in the 24th, but Marko Livaja equalized halfway the second half.
Uzbekistan and Croatia are one point clear of Uruguay, which bounced back from its opening defeat against Croatia to beat New Zealand 2-0 with goals from Giorgian De Arrascaeta and Nicolas Lopez.
After four minutes, De Arrascaeta slotted home a free kick from just outside the penalty box after he was fouled by New Zealand's Tim Payne.
Uruguay missed several opportunities to double the score before Lopez tucked home the rebound after his initial effort hit the post in the 75th.