Ghana grab U-20 third place

Ghana players celebrate
Ghana's Ebenezer Assifuah (L) celebrates with his teammates after scoring against Iraq

Ebenezer Assifuah underlined his status as the top-scorer at the Under-20 World Cup in Turkey, as he helped Ghana beat Iraq 3-nil to secure third place at the tournament.

Assifuah scored the second of Ghana's three goals with a low angled shot on half-time. That was his sixth goal in total at the tournament.

Defender Joseph Attamah's header from a corner had given Ghana the lead 10 minutes earlier. Frank Acheampong added the third from a counterattack in the 78th.

France were crowned Under-20 World Cup champions for the first time after a tense final. France drew 0-0 with Uruguay after extra time and won the subsequent penalty shootout 4-1.

After the match, Uruguay's Guillermo De Amores was named best goal-keeper of the tournament by Fifa.

It was a particularly memorable event for Ghana's Ebenezer Assifuah. The man who wears the number 17 shirt for The Black Satellites and plays his club football for Liberty Professionals FC in Ghana, won the Golden Boot for being the top goal-scorer with six.

Ghana - the winners of this competition in 2009, were the only former champions left in the semi-finals.

Iraq matched their best achievement in a FIFA competition after also coming fourth at the 2004 Athens Olympics.

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