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Ghana whips Iraq 3-0 to get third place at the U-20 World Cup

Ghana whips Iraq 3-0 to get third place at the U-20 World Cup
Ghana finished with the Bronze medal at the U-20 World Cup in Turkey. Ghana beat Iraq 3-0 on Saturday in a match that served as an appetizer for the final between France and Uruguay.
 
The first half Ghanaian goals were scored by Joseph Attamah (35 minutes) and Ebenezer Assifuah (45 +1). In the second half Frank Acheampong (78) completed the rout.

Thanks to his goal, Assifuah sits on six goals and is leader of the scorers table, leaving behind Portuguese Bruma and Spaniard Jese Rodriguez who are tied at five.

The African footballer took a big step in taking the Golden Boot for top scorer now only waiting for the final where Uruguayan Nicolas Lopez and Frenchman Yaya Sanogo both have four goals and will need a brace to catch him.

Ghana, who was U-20 world champion in 2009, stood on the podium of the tournament for the fourth time in its history. They had been runner-up on two other occasions, in Australia in 1993 and Argentina in 2001.

Iraq, the great revelation of the tournament, comes in fourth place but with the satisfaction of having excited their country for a few days and having gotten to a semifinal of a FIFA World Cup for the first time in its history.

 

Text and photo: AFP

Edition: conmebol.com