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Under-20 World Cup: Where Are They Now? – The Class of 2009 Reviewed

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Four years after the Under-20 World Cup 2009 how have the class of '09 performed? A look back at the 10 best players of the U-20 World Cup 2009 and how they are getting on today, a study that shows both the importance of good career choices and the perils of having too much too soon.

10 Best Young Players at the FIFA Under 20 World Cup 2009

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Giuliano, Dominic Adiyiah & Alex Teixeira: The main men in Egypt (Getty)As ever, this year's Under-20 World Cup provided a fantastic opportunity for us to assess the best up and coming youngsters in...

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Shakhtar Donetsk vs. Borussia Dortmund: UEFA Champions League Match Preview and Projected Lineups

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Darijo Srna captain of Shakhtar Donetsk-Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images

This Wednesday, Ukrainian giants Shakhtar Donetsk will host last year's Bundesliga champions, Borussia Dortmund, in the first leg of the Round of 16 in the UEFA Champions League.

Shakhtar Donetsk surprised many by finishing second place in Group E, just behind Serie A champions Juventus, but perhaps more surprisingly is that they finished ahead of last season's Champions League winners, Chelsea, and subsequently sent the Blues down to the Europa League.

Shakhtar Donetsk vs Chelsea 2-1 Highlights 2012 Alex Fernandinho Oscar Goals Video Champions League

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UEFA Champions League – Match Recaps – 2 October 2012

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Chelsea, Manchester United, Valencia, Celtic, FC Barcelona, BATE, and Braga all won in the UEFA Champions League on October 2, 2012.

FC Nordsjaelland 0-4 Chelsea

A match was that a bit nervy for Chelsea until they scored three goals in the final 11 minutes. Juan Mata led the way with two goals while David Luiz and Ramires scored the others.

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Champions League: Shakhtar 2-1 Chelsea – Blues Suffer Shak Attack In Ukraine (Photos & Highlights)

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Shakhtar Donetsk v Chelsea 2-1 Champions League 23rd October 2012

High-flying Chelsea came back down to earth with an Ukrainian bump on Tuesday night after losing 2-1 away at Shakhtar Donetsk in their Champions League Group E game.

The Blues were a goal down within three minutes after one of Shakhtar's Brazilian contingent,Alex Teixeira, netted after the ball rebounded off John Terry.

Shaktar Donetsk – Arsenal Match Thread

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Lineups are in:

Shaktar Donestsk: Starters: Pyatov, Srna, Chygrynskiy, Rakitskiy, Hubschman, Jadson, Rat, Gai, Willian, Adriano, Eduardo Bench: Khudzhamov, Kucher, Moreno, Stepanenko, Kobin, D. Costa, Alex Teixeira

Arsenal: Starters: Fabianski, Eboue, Djourou, Squillaci, Clichy, Eastmond, Wilshere, Nasri, Rosicky, Walcott, Bendtner Bench: Szczesny, Sagna, Kos, Lansbury, JET, Vela, Chamakh

We knew already that some of our big hitters weren't going to be playing today, however we still have a good lineup to put out.


Philippe Coutinho: The trouble when promise meets expectation

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In an era of rolling news and ever-shortening attention spans, a footballer's career in the modern game can be built up and knocked down faster than perhaps ever before. Not too long ago Philippe Coutinho was being heralded as the next big thing to come out of Brazil.

1 Year On… 10 Best Youngsters at Under-20 World Cup 2009 [Progress Update pt.1]

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A year ago we kept a very close eye on the FIFA Under-20 World Cup 2009 here at Just Football, and at the end of the tournament in Egypt we presented our 10 best players of the tournament a look at some future stars of football, potentially.

Vasco Wins the Second Division

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After granting a spot in next year's first division of Brazilian football, Vasco da Gama finished the combo and took home the dubious title of champion of the second division. Wearing a commemorative jersey (not very tasteful, if I may say), the club cameback to beat America-RN at a packed Maracana.

Brazil’s U-20: What’s the Future?

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This is a bit late, but necessary. Brazil lost the final of the U20, but the result was just a detail (besides the fact that young Brazilian squads always lose to African nations). The real question is: what can we expect of those players in the future?

Possibly, 1 or 2 will be adult World Cup material (in my opinion, one of them will be Giuliano).

Um Dia Triste!

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In the end, Ghana got their revenge from the 1993 loss... and defeated our meninos in the finals of the U-20 World Cup last night. Even with one man down, the selecao's multiple shots at goal couldn't a seal a win in extra time.

Probable starting line ups: Brazil x Ghana Under 20 World Cup final

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Brazil's Under-20 team take on Ghana in the World Cup final in Cairo on Friday.

Rogério Lourenço's side are unbeaten in the tournament and will be at full-strength. Giuliano, Paulo Henrique Ganso, Alex Teixeira and Alan Kardec have impressed for Brazil and the presence of these four makes the South Americans favourites to take the trophy.

Brazil, Fear & The Power of a Yellow Shirt

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Alex Teixeira leads the celebrations for Brazil vs Uruguay at the U-20 World Cup in Egypt

Video: Brazil 3 – Uruguay 1 (FIFA Under-20 World Cup 2009)

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Brazil is through to the quarter-finals of the FIFA Under-20 World Cup 2009 following their 3-1 win over Uruguay earlier today. Alan Kardec notched the opener for Brazil in the 22nd minute before Man of the Match Alex Teixeira scored a brace for the young Selecção with goals in the 24th and 31st minutes.

Alex Teixeira on his way to Manchester United

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Manchester United are back to business in Brazil. Sir Alex Ferguson is still looking to sign Brazilian U20 attacking midfielder Alex Teixeira who is at the moment in Egypt leading Brazil at the U20...

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Brazil lose on penalties to Ghana in Under-20s World Cup final

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The ball and the title gets away from Alan Kardec and Brazil

Scoreless after a turgid 90 minutes, Brazil and Ghana went to extra time and then penalties in the Under-20s World Cup final in Cairo on Friday. Brazil failed to capitalize after Addo was sent off in the first-half and their lack of invention and drive was to cost them when the game went to a sudden death shootout.

Ghana beats Brazil 0-0 (4-3 on penalties) to win U-20 World Cup; Hungary beats Costa Rica for 1-1 (2-0 on penalties) 3rd – Recap and Video Highlights

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The FIFA U-20 World Cup wrapped up on Friday, October 16, 2009 with the championship and 3rd place matches. In the 3rd place match, Hungary faced Costa Rica while Ghana v Brazil was the final. Both matches would end up going into penaly kicks. Here's a recap of both alon gwith video highlights.

Ghana edges Brazil 0-0 (4-3 on penalties) Video Highlights

The match was dominated by Brazil for most of it but they failed to find the back of the net.


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  • Simão hopes you and your grandmother will go all out to support Portugal when they face Hungary on Saturday. "We do not know what to expect from Hungary. We will have to (put on) a great display to win. We will fight in order to be in the World Cup. Hopefully people will support us again, so that together we can go there" he said.

Mundial Sub-20 - Brasil 3x1 Uruguai - Brasil classificado

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O 42º jogo do Mundial Sub-20, pelas oitavas-de-final, foi realizado no Port Said Stadium em Port Said-EGY, com uma temperatura de 27º C.

Jogaram pelas oitavas de final, a seleção do Brasil (1ª do ranking da FIFA) e Uruguai (28º do ranking da FIFA).

Antes desse jogo, as 2 seleções jogaram:
Primeiro jogo: 12/07/1916 - Uruguai 2x1 Brasil (Copa América)
Último jogo: 06/06/2009 - Uruguai 0x4 Brasil (Eliminatórias da Copa)
Copa do Mundo: 2 jogos, 1 vitória para cada lado, 04 gols do Brasil e 03 gols do Uruguai.

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Backpage Roundup: Arsenal Tracking Shakhtar Donetsk Star, Huntelaar Undecided on Future, Gerrard Talks up Wilshere Quality, Giroud Targets 15 Goals and More

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Gunners Linked With January Move For Shakhtar Star

Arsenal are purportedly interested in signing Shakhtar Donetsk star Luiz Adriano and have been scouting him for more than a year, according to a report published by The Daily Mail.

Mundial Sub-20 - Final - Brasil 0x0 Gana - Gana campeã nos penâltis

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O último jogo, do Mundial Sub-20, só poderia ser disputado no Cairo International Stadium, na cidade do Cairo-EGY, com uma temperatura de 30º C.

Jogaram pela final do Mundial Sub-20, as seleções do Brasil (1º no ranking da FIFA) e Gana (38º no ranking da FIFA).

Antes desse jogo, as 2 seleções jogaram:
25-08-1991 - Brasil 1x2 Gana (Mundial Sub-17)
20-03-1993 - Brasil 2x1 Gana (Mundial Sub-20)
20-08-1995 - Gana 3x2 Brasil (Mundial Sub-17)
27-03-1996 - Brasil 8x2 Gana (Amistoso)
28-07-1996 - Brasil 4x2 Gana (Jogos Olímpicos)
21-09-1997 - Brasil 2x1 Gana (Mundial Sub-17)
24-11-1999 - Gana 2x2 Brasil (Mundial Sub-17)
01-07-2001 - Gana 2x1 Brasil (Mundial Sub-20)
27-06-2006 - Brasil 3x0 Gana (Copa do Mundo)
27-03-2007 - Brasil 1x0 Gana (Amistoso)
29-08-2007 - Gana 1x0 Brasil (Mundial Sub-17)

O quarteto de arbitragem do jogo, foi assim definido:
Árbitro: Franck de Bleeckere (BEL)
Primeiro Assistente: Peter Hermans (BEL)
Segundo Assistente: Walter Vromans (BEL)
Quarto Árbitro: Alberto Undiano (ESP)

Aos 27 minutos do primeiro tempo, o camisa 7, Alex TEIXEIRA, jogador do Vasco recebeu o primeiro cartão amarelo da final.