England emerges victorious in the Under-20 World CupPosted: June 11, 2017
By beating Venezuela by a 1-0 score, England got the Under-20 World Cup title on 11th of June. They got their previous international World Cup in 1966.
Everton’s forward Dominic Calvert-Lewin fired the decisive goal. It was a close win, as Newcastle’s goalkeeper, Freddie Woodman made a penalty save from Adalberto Penaranda in the second half.
It was in the 73rd minute when the arbitrator discussed with the video assistant referee before deciding upon a penalty.
And it was a very significant decision, as it could end England’s dreams of the title. However, Woodman stood firm and deflected brilliantly Penaranda’s attempt.
Ronaldo Luceno made a dangerous effort in the first half, which caught Woodman off guard, but was saved due to the hit against the crossbar.
Josh Onomah also mustered a dangerous attempt after the break hitting underside of the bar.
This tournament ended with some major awards for the players. The forward, Dominic Solanke was awarded the Golden Ball. Such players as Sergio Aguero, Lionel Messi, Paul Pogba and Diego Maradona gained this title in the past. Woodman got the Golden Glove award, as the best goalkeeper of this tournament.
England competed previously in this competition in 2013. At that time such players as Eric Dier, Harry Kane and John Stones were in the team. However, it was harsh on them as they won none of the games.
Serbia won the previous Under-20 World Cup, which took place in 2015. They beat Brazil in the final, and since then several players made full international debuts.