Tuesday, October 20

Today in History: 11 years ago today Ghana became World Champions

Today in History: 11 years ago today Ghana became World Champions

Today in history eleven years ago Ghana became World Champions after the Black Satellites won the 2009 FIFA U20 World Cup in Egypt.

They won the tournament in the Cairo International Stadium, after defeating Brazil 4-3 on Penalties when the match ended (0-0) after extra time.

The first time an African country won the FIFA U-20 World Cup Championship.

Prior to the satellites winning the gong, the had won the African Youth Champions, on three occasions in 1995, 1999, 2009 and a two-time Runner-up at the FIFA World Youth Championship in 1993, 2001 and finished third in 2013.

Today in History: 11 years ago today Ghana became World Champions

Ghana has participated in only six of the past 19 World Cup events starting with their first in Australia 1993 where they lost the World Cup final 1-2 to Brazil in Sydney and in Argentina 2001 where they lost the World Cup final 0-3 to Argentina in Buenos Aires.

Incredibly, in 32 FIFA World Cup matches, Ghana has not lost a game in regulation below the Semi Final level of the FIFA U20 World Cup.

They however failed to qualify for 3 consecutive events in UAE 2003, Netherlands 2005 and Canada 2007 until they made the Egypt 2009 Tournament.

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