England’s Under 20 team have won the Under 20 World Cup after beating a very game Venezuela side in the final 1-0 in South Korea. The win caps off a great tournament and a great weekend for the young teams for England, whose Under 19’s won the Toulon Tournament yesterday.
This win marks the first Under 20 World Cup win in England’s history and it is England’s biggest international title since the famous World Cup win in 1966
England started the game off well and within the first 15 minutes, Dominic Solanke (who recently signed for Liverpool) was played in by captain Lewis Cook and his effort was saved by Farinez in the Venezuela goal.
Ronaldo Lucena almost caught out Freddie Woodman in the England goal with an audacious free-kick which flew over Woodman but struck the post much to Lucena’s dismay.
The winning goal came from Everton youngster Dominic Calvert-Lewin pounced on the rebound after his initial shot was saved to put the young lions into the lead.
England almost doubled their lead when Joshua Onomah of Tottenham Hotspur, saw his long range cannon back off the crossbar after it seemed it had beaten the Venezuelan goalkeeper
In the 74th minute, Venezuela were handed an opportunity from the spot after some intervention using video technology allowed the referee to decide that the penalty were to be given. Penaranda stepped up but saw his spot kick saved by Freddie Woodman and England held on for a famous victory.