Ghana beat Chile after extra time in U20 quarter-final

Ghana's Frank Acheampong
Ghana's saw off Chile but only after extra-time in Turkey

Ghana are through to the last four of the Under-20 World Cup after a 4-3 extra-time semi-final win over Chile.

The match ended 2-2 after 90 minutes and Ghana had to come from behind in the extra half hour to claim a place in the last four.

Ebenezer Assifuah got his second goal of the game to win it for the Black Satellites, who won the title in 2009.

Ghana go on to play France, while Iraq - who beat South Korea - will meet Uruguay in the other semi.

Assifuah's header completed Ghana's comeback after Angelo Henriquez put Chile 3-2 up in the eighth minute of extra time.

The coach who led Ghana to that triumph four years ago is Sellas Tetteh, and he is once again in charge of the team.

"This was really a cliff hanger match,'' the coach said.

"That is what this tournament is about, to show good football and to entertain people."

Earlier in the tournament, Ghana narrowly escaped elimination after losing group matches against Spain and France before advancing on goal difference following a 4-1 win against the United States.

"It's a wonderful feeling for us to progress to the semi-final,'' Tetteh said.

"We started from a very low point. The progression of this team is wonderful."

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