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Friday, October 16, 2009

2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup Final: Ghana 0 x Brasil 0 (AET 4-3): Historic Win for the Black Satellites


Image courtesy of FIFA.

Congratulations to the Black Satellites of Ghana. They are the first African team to win this competition. Hungary defeated Costa Rica on penalties to earn the bronze medal.



The 17th edition of the FIFA Under 20 World Cup kicked off on 24 September in Egypt, and concluded with the final on 16 October. The competition took place in five locations: Alexandria, Cairo, Ismailia, Port Said, and Suez.

There were 24 teams divided into 6 groups. The defending champion, Argentina, did not qualify.

Showcase for Upcoming Stars

This tournament showcases some of the best youth talent in the world. During the last two editions, which were won by Argentina, Lionel Messi (Barcelona) and Sergio Aguero (Atletico Madrid) won the Golden Shoe (most goals scored), respectively.

TV Coverage

ESPN360.com will show several matches. Please check LiveSoccerTV for your local listings.

Galavision (Spanish language) will show selected games in North America.

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Let's take a look at the groups.

Group A

Egypt
Italy
Paraguay
Trinidad and Tobago

Group B

Nigeria
Spain
Tahiti
Venezuela

Group C

Cameroon
Germany
Korea Republic
USA

Group D

England
Ghana
Uruguay
Uzbekistan

Group E

Australia
Brasil
Costa Rica
Czech Republic

Group F

Honduras
Hungary
South Africa
United Arab Emirates


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