Friday, 16 October 2009

[U20] Ten-man Ghana stun Brazil

Ghana have won the FIFA Under-20 World Cup for the first time, beating favourites Brazil on penalties after playing with 10 men for more than an hour.

Ghana p0-0 BrazilThe African champions held on for a goalless draw after extra-time at the Cairo International Stadium in Egypt and then won the shoot-out 4-3 when Brazil missed three penalties in a row.

Ghana had Daniel Addo sent off controversially after 37 minutes for scything down Alex Teixeira near the halfway line.

Earlier in the day, Hungary, who knocked Italy out in the quarter-finals, won the Third-place play-off match against Costa Rica on penalties after Sampdoria-owned Bari midfielder Vladimir Koman struck a stoppage-time equaliser for a 1-1 draw.

With the showpiece U20 tournament in Egypt now over, focus will switch to West Africa for the
FIFA Under-17 World Cup, which will be played from 24 October to 15 November in Nigeria.

[FIFA Under-20 World Cup 2009]

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