England defeats Venezuela to win U20 World Cup

England defeats Venezuela to win U20 World Cup

England defeats Venezuela to win U20 World Cup

Their U-20 side's build-up to their first final appearance was marred by a mass brawl at their Suwon Ramada Hotel. Securing progression through to the final with a nervy penalty shoot-out win over fellow South American side Uruguay, they go in to the weekend serious under-dogs, but without the massive pressure on the shoulders of Paul Simpson's side. "We now want to go and make sure we do ourselves justice in the final", added Simpson, who has coached in England's lower divisions.

Lookman and Calvert-Lewin have been getting games for Ronald Koeman's senior side already, and on this performance we can expect Kenny's promotion in Seamus Coleman's absence to be accelerated. "We've waited 51 years to be able to say that again as an England team".

"Congratulations to everyone for a great achievement, but especially to two of our players, Freddie Woodman and Adam Armstrong, both part of the England team".

Everton forward Calvert-Lewin scored the only goal, following up on a rebound to slot home from close range on 35 minutes, after Venezuela's Ronaldo Lucena had hit the post with a sublime 45-yard free-kick.

The only goal of the match, played at the Suwon World Cup Stadium here, carried the signature of Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin 34 minutes into the game.

Tottenham's Josh Onomah nearly scored an outrageous second for Paul Simpson's side, but his 30-yard strike cannoned off the underside of the crossbar.

Jake Clarke-Salter floored Adalberto Penaranda inside the box and, after several minutes of consideration, the video referee confirmed the decision.

While many members of the victorious England U20 squad found game time hard to come by at club level this season, that wasn't the case with Calvert-Lewin, who made eleven Premier League appearances for Everton, scoring once. Woodman managed to palm Penaranda's penalty away while diving in the opposite direction to ensure England lifted the cup.

Newcastle fans on Twitter have given their praise to youngster Freddie Woodman after an outstanding display in the Under-20s World Cup final. "Coming into the tournament, the goal was to win the World Cup".

"Hopefully we can use this as a stepping stone as ultimately the goal is to be successful at senior level and this has been a terrific experience for these players to help develop them for senior football", he said.

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