Brazil lose on penalties to Ghana in Under-20s World Cup final

October 16, 2009 at 19:28 2 comments

The ball and the title gets away from Alan Kardec and Brazil

The ball and the title gets away from Alan Kardec and Brazil

Scoreless after a turgid 90 minutes, Brazil and Ghana went to extra time and then penalties in the Under-20s World Cup final in Cairo on Friday. Brazil failed to capitalize after Addo was sent off in the first-half and their lack of invention and drive was to cost them when the game went to a sudden death shootout.

Brazil’s much-vaunted squad lacked any coherence or understanding in the midfield and upfront. But it was their lack of adventure and belief against a ten-man Ghana that disappointed most. All credit to Ghana for holding on but in truth they were rarely threatened.

The game was a real let down but here are the penalties

Ghana (4) 0-0 (3) Brazil

Ghana: Agyei, Inkoom, Addo, Mensah, Addy, Agyemang-Badu, Quansah (Agyemang), Rabiu (Addae), Ayew, Osei (Kassenu), Adiyiah.

Coach: Sellas Tetteh

Brazil: Rafael, Douglas (Wellington Junior), Dalton, Rafael Tolói, Diogo, Renan (Maicon), Souza, Giuliano, Paulo Henrique Ganso (Douglas Costa), Alex Teixeira, Alan Kardec.

Coach: Rogério Lourenço

Venue: Cairo International Stadium, no Cairo (EGI).

Date: 16/10/2009.

Referee: Frank De Bleeckere (BEL).

Yellows: Douglas, Alex Teixeira, Souza (Brazil) Red: Addo (Ghana)


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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. jzlim11  |  October 17, 2009 at 00:23

    It is hard to swallow that Brazil U20 lost in this way. Ghana deserved their victory. They played with their heart, soul and fighting spirit even with one man down. Brazil only have themself to blame. They looked so tired and unmotivated. Don’t blame on the coach. He did a good job only the player’s atitude problem. Douglas Costa was a joke in this match. He can’t even hold the ball well. Alex Teixeira and Alan Kardec were so selfish during the match. Giuliano and Paulo Henrique were clueless.

  • 2. Jamaicafest  |  October 17, 2009 at 12:26

    Well done, Ghana!!!


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