Ghana win U20 World Cup

Ghana won the U20 World Cup in Egypt as Brazil were beaten 4-3 on penalties after the match remained goalless after extra time.


Sellas Tetteh’s side become the first-ever African winners of the competition, following defeats in two previous visits to the final.

Despite going down to the 10 men when Daniel Addo was sent-off in the 37th minute – the African champions never stopped fighting against the four-time champions.

Both sides had chances to break the deadlock but Ghana’s prolific strikeforce of Dominic Adiyiah and Ransford Osei had a quiet game.

Brazil though will look to two gilt-edged chances in extra time – Daniel Agyei pulled off a world-class save to deny Maicon and then frustrated Wellington Junior, as a penalty shoot-out looked increasingly inevitable.

The resulting spot kicks were certainly dramatic as the advantage ebbed and flowed.

Jonathan Mensah missed for Ghana and Maicon had a chance to win it – but blasted over the bar.

Adiyiah kept his nerve to force the penalties into sudden death where Agyei denied Alex Teixeira and Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu fired home, to send unbeaten Ghana to the title.

Hungary also needed penalties to secure victory in the third place play-off after their clash with Costa Rica ended 1-1 after regulation time.

Hungary’s Peter Gulasci was the hero – beating away three efforts from the South Americans.

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