Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Ghana Suffer at Under-17 World Cup

The cruel hand of defeat touched down on Ghana's head yesterday.

Ghana's run in the FIFA Under-17 World Cup in South Korea ended at the hands of Spain, 2-1.

The game was tied 1-1 after 90 minutes, and with a penalty shoot-out looming, Spain scored with four minutes of extra-time remaining for the victory.

Sadick Adams had pulled the Black Starlets level in the 80th minute, after Daniel Aquino had given Spain the lead at the 67th minute.

But Bojan scored in the 116th minute, and Ghana were unable to respond.

The game was a hard-fought and evenly-balanced affair.

Two-time winners of the tournament, Ghana had knocked Brazil out in the second round of the competition.

Africa's hopes now rest on Nigeria, who play Germany on Thursday in the other semi-final match.

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