Nations Cup continues

BOB MACKIN -- 24 Hours Vancouver

, Last Updated: 9:10 AM ET

China's under-20 national team meets Wales' Cardiff City FC in the second game of the Nations Cup tonight.

The winner of the 7 p.m. kickoff at Swangard Stadium meets the Vancouver Whitecaps in Sunday's 7 p.m. final. The loser plays India's national team in Sunday's 4 p.m. consolation match.

Whitecaps opened the inaugural four-nations friendly tournament Wednesday night with a 3-1 win over India before a standing-room-only crowd of 6,235 mostly Indian fans.

David Testo scored in the 15th minute on a David Morris pass. Morris helped make it 2-0 when he sent a ball into the penalty area in the 38th minute. It was redirected by an Indian defender for an own goal.

India's Sunil Chetri broke through two Whitecaps' defenders in the 45th minute to beat goalkeeper Josh Wicks.

Morris gave Vancouver an insurance marker in the 73rd minute on a give and go with Sita Taty-Matondo.

"They're not a big team, we kind of took advantage of that," Morris said. "We used our game plan and it worked."

India's players, who arrived in Vancouver on Sunday, looked fatigued after the hour mark. Their head coach Bob Houghton didn't blame the jet lag, however.

"It's complete night and day for us, but that wasn't the problem for us," Houghton said. "The Whitecaps were lively and strong."

Matches are simulcast on Shaw TV and AM 730.


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