Brazil Wins U-20 World Cup Title By Hat Trick

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News Americas, BOGOTA, Colombia, Mon. Aug. 22, 2011: A hat trick on Sunday handed Brazil the fifth FIFA U-20 World Cup title and bragging rights.

Brazil’s Oscar Schmidt fired a hat-trick to earn Brazil a 3-2 comeback win over Portugal with nine minutes remaining in extra time.

Schmidt had originally put Brazil ahead after five minutes but Portugal responded soon after and went ahead through Nélson Oliveira just before the hour. It was Brazil’s first win of the Cup since 2003.

The FIFA U-20 World Cup Colombia 2011 ended as it began, with rain teeming down in prelude to the match for third place at El Campin in Bogota. Turkey will stage the next finals in 2013.