Yeboah salvages U20 World Cup draw for Ghana against Austria

Ghana's Under-20 players
Ghana's Under-20 players celebrate their equaliser against Austria

Ghana opened their Fifa Under-20 World Cup campaign in New Zealand with a 1-1 draw against Austria.

Ghana's Yaw Yeboah converted an 90th minute penalty, that he had won when he was brought down by Konrad Laimer, to salvage the draw.

Earlier, Austria had taken the lead after Bernd Gschweidl scored an early second half goal in their Group B clash.

It was an entertaining match despite the wet conditions in Wellington.

Austria seemed to be in control of the fixture after their 50th minute goal, and even missed the chance to double their lead ten minutes later when Markus Blutsch shot over from a good position.

But Ghana, champions in 2009, rescued a point after Laimer's clumsy tackle on Yeboah which resulted in a penalty.

Yeboah produced a solid spot-kick, hitting a left-foot shot low to the right of Casali, the Austria goalkeeper.

In the other Group B match, Argentina captain Angel Correa scored both his team's goals as the tournament favourites were held to a 2-2 draw by Panama.

Three other African teams - Mali, Senegal and Nigeria - will also feature at the tournament.