Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : July 4th 2013 Contents Kennedy Ashia had put Ghana ahead with a 25-
metre (yard) effort in the 19th minute. However,
defenders Tiago Ferreira and Edgar both scored within
the space of three minutes to put Portugal 2-1 up in
Ghana, the only African nation in the quarterfinals,
next plays Chile, which beat Croatia 2-0 with two
Ghana was the last team to qualify for the knockout
stage, after losing two group matches and narrowly
advancing on goal difference following a 4-1 defeat
of the United States.
Portugal, the 2011 runner-up, had scored the most
goals in the group stage but failed to convert two early
chances. Aladje was left unmarked but sent his effort
over the crossbar after 15 seconds while Bruma, who
scored five times in three group matches, shot wide
a minute later.
Portugal dominated possession but ultimately paid
the price for failing to make it count.
Chile similarly controlled large parts of its match
against Croatia, which has never gone beyond the
round of 16, but created few chances.
Nicolas Castillo finally broke the deadlock when he
was set up by Sebastian Martinez and headed the ball
backward over Croatia goalkeeper Oliver Zelenika in
the 81st. Four minutes later, Croatia defender Jozo
Simunovic sent a Christian Bravo cross past his own
Korea Republic triumphed over Colombia 8-7 on
penalties following a dramatic encounter in Trabzon,
which ended 1-1 after extra-time, seeing the Asian
champions go into the quarterfinals.
A stunning free-kick from Juan Quintero broke
Korean hearts as the Colombian captain cancelled out
Song Juhun s opener with the last kick of the game.
It went to penalties and it was Deivy Balanta who was
the unfortunate player to miss their kick after a nail-
biting finale. They will now face Iraq in Kayseri. (AP)
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ISTANBUL---Substitute Yiadom Boakye set up the
equaliser and then scored a late winner as Ghana
came from behind to beat Portugal 3-2 and reach
the quarterfinals of the Under-20 World Cup on
Ghana was 2-1 down when Boakye came on in the
75th. Four minutes later, Portugal goalkeeper Jose Sa
saved his shot but allowed Michael Anaba to pounce
on the rebound for the equaliser. Boakye then followed
up by sending a free kick through the two-man wall
in the 85th.
MADRID---Francisco "Isco" Alarcon delighted the
several hundred Real Madrid fans with a solo display
of ball control at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium
Madrid officials believe he ll be a great team player,
"Isco has what it takes to satisfy a club as immense-
ly demanding as Real Madrid," club president Flo-
rentino Perez said at the 21-year-old midfielder s
presentation. "We believe in you and your talent."
Isco s transfer from Malaga was completed last
week, and his five-year contract was finalised after
a medical exam.
Perez praised Isco as one of the most creative and
imaginative talents to emerge recently from Spain s
youth teams. He said Isco received positive appraisals
from experts around the world for his performances
for Spain under-21s.
Isco also has one senior cap, appearing in a friendly
against Uruguay in February in Qatar.
"This is your house, welcome to Real Madrid,"
Perez said as he handed Isco a No 23 shirt with his
name on it.
Isco helped Malaga reach the Champions League
quarterfinals last season and guided Spain to the
European Under-21 title this summer.
He will have to vie with other attacking midfielders
in Madrid s star-studded dressing room, including
Cristiano Ronaldo, Mesut Ozil, and Luka Modric.
There are also persistent media reports that talented
but troubled Uruguay forward Luis Suarez might yet
arrive at Madrid from Liverpool.
Isco is Madrid s second signing this offseason after
it paid Bayer Leverkusen to recover right back Daniel
Ghana rallies to beat
Portugal 3-2 at U20 WCup
after scoring his
side's third goal
during the Under-
20 World Cup round
of 16 football match
at the Kadir Has
Stadium in Kayseri,
won 3-2. AP PHOTO
Real Madrid presents
new midfielder Isco
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