Friday, October 16, 2009
Ghana wins U20 World Cup in shootout
(AP) – 1 hour ago
CAIRO — Ghana became the first African team to win the Under-20 World Cup, defeating Brazil in a penalty-kick shootout.
Friday's game finished 0-0 after regulation and extra time. Ghana's Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu scored the winning penalty kick to make it 4-3 after Brazil's Maicon missed a chance to win it at 3-2.
Ghana's Daniel Addo was ejected in the 37th minute for a late tackle on Alex Teixeira. Brazil wasted several chances and struggled to crack Ghana's tenacious defense.
In the third-place game, Hungary beat Costa Rica in a shootout in which goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi saved straight three penalty kicks. The score was 1-1 entering the shootout.
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CAIRO (AP) — Hungary has won the third-place game at the Under-20 World Cup, beating Costa Rica in a shootout in which goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi saved straight three penalty kicks.
Friday's game ended 1-1, with Costa Rica's Marcos Urena scoring in the 81st minute and Hungary's Vladimir Koman in the 90th.
In the shootout, Hungary's goalie saved consecutive penalty kicks by Cristian Gamboa, Esteban Luna and Carlos Hernandez. Roland Varga made the winning kick for Hungary.
Gulacsi, a reserve goalie for Liverpool, also saved three penalty kicks in a shootout against the Czech Republic to help Hungary reach the quarterfinals.
Ghana plays Brazil in the final Friday.
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