[UNDER-20 WORLD CUP]
Traditional youth powers Brazil and Ghana will meet in Friday's final at the Under-20 World Cup in Cairo.
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
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
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. 16 in Cairo
Hungary vs. Costa Rica, 10:55 am ET, espn360.com
FINAL Oct. 16 in Cairo
Winner #49 vs. Winner #50, 1:50 pm ET, ESPN, espn360.com