England wins U20 World Cup

Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s first-half strike secured Under-20 World Cup glory for England as they beat Venezuela 1-0, although the Young Lions needed Freddie Woodman to secure the trophy with a late penalty save.


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Calvert-Lewin broke the deadlock 10 minutes before the break in Suwon, the forward converting at the second attempt to put Paul Simpson’s side ahead in Sunday’s final.

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Adalberto Penaranda then missed a spot kick for Venezuela in the 74th minute and England held firm in a nervy finish to be crowned world champions at Under-20 level for the first time.

Earlier on Sunday, Italy beat Uruguay on penalties after a goalless draw to secure third place at the tournament in South Korea.

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