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08/07/2013 10:42, Report by Mark Froggatt

Henriquez brace in defeat

Angelo Henriquez endured mixed emotions on Sunday as Chile exited the FIFA Under-20 World Cup in Turkey following a 4-3 defeat to Ghana - despite the Manchester United striker's brace of goals.

The 19-year-old scored a fine first-half finish from around 20 yards before netting again in extra-time to hand his side a 3-2 lead. Unfortunately, the game was turned on its head as conversions from Seidu Salifi and Ebenezer Assifuah sealed the match for Ghana at Istanbul’s Ali Sami Yen Arena.

Sunday's defeat concludes a promising tournament for Henriquez, having played in every match, and the Reds starlet was magnanimous in defeat afterwards: “There are many positive things for us to take from this match, I really believe that,” Henriquez told FIFA's official website. 

"I actually think this was our best performance here at the World Cup; the boys were incredible out there. But football isn’t always fair and unfortunately one good team had to go out tonight.”

Elsewhere in the competition, Guillermo Varela kept a clean sheet as Uruguay booked a semi-final showdown with Iraq following a 1-0 triumph over Spain in extra-time on Saturday. The right-back, who joined the Reds from Club Atlético Peñarol last month, is now the last Red standing in Turkey.

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