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Brazil and Ghana advance to the final
by Paul Kennedy, October 14th, 2009 7AM
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[UNDER-20 WORLD CUP]Traditional youth powers Brazil and Ghana will meet in Friday's final at the Under-20 World Cup in Cairo.

Four-time champion Brazil ended Costa Rica's bid to become only the second Concacaf team to reach the final when it beat the Ticos, 1-0, on Alan Kardec's second-half goal. (Mexico reached the inaugural final in 1977 in Tunisia, where it lost to the Soviet Union.)

Ghana got two goals from the tournament's top scorer, Dominic Adiyiah, and withstood a late Hungary rally to return to the final for the third time with a 3-2 win. No African team has won the Under-20 World Cup. (Nigeria has lost in the final twice.)

Adiyiah's eight goals are the most in a tournament since Javier Saviola's 11 goals for Argentina in 2001. Brazil striker Adailton scored 10 in 1997.


SEMIFINALS
Oct. 13 in Cairo
Ghana 3 (Adiyiah 10, 31, Quansah 81) Hungary 2 (Futacs 73, Balajti 84).
Brazil 1 (Kardec) Costa Rica 0.

THIRD-PLACE GAME
Oct. 16in Cairo
Hungary vs. Costa Rica, 10:55 am ET, espn360.com

FINAL

Oct. 16in Cairo
Winner #49 vs. Winner #50, 1:50 pm ET, ESPN, espn360.com, Galavision



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