England beat Venezuela to win FIFA U-20 World Cup for first time

England on 11 June 2017 lifted the FIFA U-20 World Cup for the first time ever. England defeated Venezuela 1-0 in the summit clash held in Suwon, South Korea. 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 in the game. Serbia, the 2015 champions, were not able to defend their title as they failed to reach the final round of the UEFA qualifying tournament. In doing so, they became the fifth consecutive incumbent title holder to fail to qualify for the subsequent tournament. The FIFA U-20 World Cup is the world championship of football for male players under the age of 20.

It is organized by Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA). Until 2005, the tournament was known as the FIFA World Youth Championship. The Championship has been awarded every two years since the first tournament in 1977 held in Tunisia. In the twenty one tournaments held, only ten nations have won the title. Argentina is the most successful team with six titles, followed by Brazil with five titles. The 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup was hosted by South Korea between 20 May and 11 June 2017. Along with Japan and Mexico, South Korea became the third nation to have hosted all of FIFA Men’s international competitions, namely the 2002 FIFA World Cup, the 2001 Confederations Cup and the 2007 FIFA U-17 World Cup.

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