Brazil wins spot in Fifa Under-20 World Cup Semi-finals
August 15, 2011
On Sunday, Brazil beat Spain in the FIFA Under-20 World Cup quarterfinals to go on to the semi-finals, where they will face Mexico for a chance to play against either France or Portugal in the final match on Saturday. The games have many people around the world talking, and football enthusiasts can use international calling cards to place calls to Brazil to talk to their loved ones about the competition.
The regulation game ended in a one-to-one tie, and the teams both scored another two points in the extra 30 minutes of game play, so they went on to a penalty shootout. Here, the Brazilian team scored four goals, while Spain only managed two.
"As we anticipated, it was a very difficult match against a very top team - strong and excellent," Brazil coach Ney Franco told The Associated Press. "We had great penalty takers and a keeper who made all the difference."
Mano Menezes, the coach of the Brazilian National team flew to Colombia, where the quarterfinal game was held, to show his support to the Under-20 players, according to Goal.com. He was also there for business, keeping an eye out for athletes suitable for his team.