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Brazil Takes U20 Title With 3 Goals By Oscar

PTI 21 Aug 2011, 10:26:18 IST

BOGOTA, Colombia -- Oscar scored a hat trick to lead Brazil to a 3-2 win over Portugal in extra time on Saturday, winning the Under-20 World Cup.

Oscar got the winner in the 111th minute, lobbing a shot from the right that was touched by Portugal keeper Mika onto the underside of the crossbar and went in. He also scored in the fifth minute, and again in the 78th.

Alex had leveled in the ninth minute for Portugal and Nelson Oliveira's 59th minute goal had put the Europeans ahead but Brazil fought back to take its fifth U-20 world title, having been the runner-up two years ago.Mexico defeated France 3-1 in the third-place playoff.AP