Under 19 Championship

Spain 0 - Lithuania 0

Spain got off to a disappointing start in the first match of their European qualifying group, being held to a goal-less draw by little fancied Lithuania. Playing at home, and with a side built around the under 17 squad which finished runners up in the youth World Cup, Armando Ufarte's side were not expected to have too many problems against the East European team. But their physically bigger opponents held them off, and although Soldado and substitute Juan Tomás hit the woodwork either side of half time, the youngsters were unable to do more than share the points. . (20.05.04)

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