England win U-20 World Cup, first major trophy in 51 years

England U20 team celebrates after winning the final match against Venezuela (Photo Credit: The Sun)

England on Sunday won the FIFA U-20 World Cup, defeating Venezuela 1-0 in the final.

The trophy was the first by any English national football team since the country won the World Cup in 1966.

On Sunday, a first half strike by Dominic Calvert-Lewin ensured the Young Lions emerged victorious although their Freddie Woodman made a 74th minute penalty save.

England forward, Dominic Solanke, also emerged the highest goal scorer of the competition with four goals.

The new Liverpool who is of Nigerian origin, joins the likes Lionel Messi, Paul Pogba, and Sergio Aguero who all won the U-20 World Cup Golden Boot in their career.

In the third place match played earlier on Sunday, Italy beat Uruguay on penalties after a goalless draw in full time.


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