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England seals first U-20 World Cup crown with win over Venezuela

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For the first time in FIFA's U-20 World Cup 40-year existence, England was crowned the tournament's champion.

The Three Lions edged an inspired Venezuela, 1-0, at Suwon World Cup Stadium early Sunday morning. An even bout from the first whistle, Sunday's match offered a handful of opportunities for both sides.

FIFA Under-20 World Cup Final: England Strike Early To Pip Venezuela And Win First World Cup Since 1966 (Photos & Video)

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By Joseph Viney

Behold, the rare sight of an England team with a trophy hoisted above their heads

England's Under-20 squad have achieved what their seniorcontemporaries have failed to do since 1966 and won a World Cup after beating Venezuela 1-0.

The Young Lionsstormed to victory courtesy of Everton's Dominic Calvert-Lewin, who managed the only goal in a tense game at the Suwon World Cup Stadium in South Korea.

FIFA U20 World Cup: Solanke On Target As England Saunter Into Final By Spanking Italy 3-1 In Semis (Photos & Video)

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After impressing with a series of exciting displays on the way, England's next big things have gone sailing into the final of the FIFA Under-20 World Cup after seeing off Italy in the semis out in South Korea.

The lion cubs actually fell behind with less than two minutes on the clockwhen Juventus forward RiccardoOrsolini came steaming in to steer the ball past Freddie Woodman.

U-20 WC Rewind: Zambia upsets Germany, England tops Costa Rica and more

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With Wednesday's matches in the books, five of the eight FIFA U-20 World Cup quarterfinals teams are set, including one surprise party-crasher.

Zambia continued its run through the tournament by taking down Germany, while Uruguay topped Saudi Arabia to book a spot in the quarterfinal round.

U-20 WC Rewind: Mexico draws Germany, Venezuela thumps Vanuatu and more

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Groups A and B played their second matches of the U-20 World Cup in South Korea in the wee hours of the morning as the Under-20 World Cup is in full swing.

A comical own goal headline England's 1-1 draw with Guinea while South Korea topped Argentina, 2-1, in their second group stage match. The big winners, though, were Venezuela, who poured a whopping seven goals on Vanuatu.

quarterfinals

U-20 WC Rewind: Venezuela tops Uruguay, England bests Italy

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The semifinals are in the book and the FIFA U-20 World Cup finals are set with a match between an up and coming CONMEBOL team and a UEFA regular.

Venezuela was taken into extra time for the second straight match after their quarterfinals win over the U.S. U-20s, but it took penalties to overcome South American rivals Uruguay.

U-20 WC Rewind: England edges Mexico, Italy tops Zambia

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The quarterfinals have officially ended at the U-20 World Cup, and after many goals and a couple of red cards, two more nations booked their spots in the semifinals.

Italy played with ten men for a majority of the match, yet still beat Zambia thanks to a winner in extra time. In the other quarterfinal, England's one goal was enough to see off Mexico, despite also picking up a red card.

U.S. Under-20 National Team

U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team: The SBI Breakdown

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At the end of the day, the U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team simply came up against a better team. There are few ways to spin it. Venezuela is and was, by all measures, the superior team for 90 minutes and beyond in Sunday's quarterfinal clash.

Sometimes, you just run into better teams. It happens, but all you can do in those scenarios is give yourself a chance to win.

U.S. U-20s see World Cup dream end with loss to 'tough' Venezuela team

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The U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team entered Sunday's match feeling confident. Set for the toughest test of their U-20 World Cup, the U.S. truly felt like they were nearing something special. They would be tested, sure, but the young group of Americans had belief.

That test, a quarterfinal match with Venezuela proved too great, too tall.

U.S. U-20s eliminated from U-20 World Cup in extra time loss to Venezuela

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The U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team held on for as long as they could but, in the end, they couldn't hold on long enough to advance past Sunday's World Cup quarterfinal.

Following a 90 minute period where they faces wave after wave of attack, the U.S. eventually fell, 2-1, to Venezuela thanks to aAdalberto Peñaranda in extra time.

U.S. U-20s 6, New Zealand 0: The SBI Breakdown

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Tab Ramos couldn't have asked for much more. He entered Thursday's match shorthanded as three vital members of the U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team served suspensions while another remained away with a tournament-ending injury. He needed to reshuffle, rethink, ahead of a vital knockout round match.

SBI U.S. U-20 Man of the Match: Justen Glad

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In a high-scoring beatdown of New Zealand by the U.S. U-20 Men's National Team, it was a defender who stood head and shoulders above the rest.

During the 6-0 victory, defender Justen Glad put on a show both in the attacking and defensive ends of the field. With injuries and suspensions across the field for the U.

Highlight: U.S. U-20s 6, New Zealand 0

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Barrage of second half goals lead U.S. U-20s past New Zealand, into quarterfinals

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Despite the absence of three starters, the U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team didn't miss a beat on Thursday morning en route to a knockout round win.

Following a first half goal credited to Josh Sargent, the U.S. blitzed New Zealand for two rapid-fire second half finishes in an eventual 6-0 win.

Shorthanded U.S. U-20s ready to battle through knockout round match against New Zealand

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The U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team has already faced plenty of adversity at the U-20 World Cup. In their first group stage match, the Americans were down two before they could blink while their No. 10 was carted off with a tournament-ending injury. Their second match was fairly straight-forward but their third, a draw with Saudi Arabia, saw a star defender dubiously dismissed before a nervy second half.

Who Should the U.S. U-20s start against New Zealand?

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The U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team's draw with Saudi Arabia was enough to push the group into the knockout round, but the result didn't come without consequence as the Round of 16 looms.

Due to a controversial red card, Cameron Carter-Vickers is set to serve a one-game suspension for Thursday's Round of 16 clash with New Zealand, depriving the U.

U.S. U-20s overcome red card to tie Saudi Arabia, win World Cup group

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The U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team didn't exactly get the result itwas looking for, but Sunday's effort proved just enough to finish atop their World Cup group. However, it didn't come without a major loss along the way.

Despite Cameron Carter-Vickers' dismissal, the 10-man U.S. U-20s held on to earn a 1-1 draw with Saudi Arabia in Sunday's group stage finale.

U.S. U-20s looking to take care of business against Saudi Arabia in group finale

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The U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team knows the stakes. Their fates are in their hands. A spot on the knockout stage awaits, but they'll have to go out and take it.

On Sunday, the U.S. returns to action for one final group stage game as the young Americans take on Saudi Arabia. Entering the match, the U.

U.S. U-20s pass major test with shutout win over Senegal

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Tab Ramos knew that his team would be challenged once again on Thursday. Facing off with group leaders Senegal, the U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team was set to have their mettle tested in their second group stage match against a team that had the ability and the speed to batter them.

Ramos was right.

U.S. U-20s 1, Senegal 0: The SBI Breakdown

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Following an up-and-down draw with Ecuador in their opener, the U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team took care of business on Thursday. It was a game that featured nervy moments, albeit much fewer than in Monday's draw, but it was also a game that demonstrated just how good the Americans can be when healthy.

Sargent goal leads U.S. to top of group with win over Senegal

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After scoring two goals in the U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team's World Cup opener, Josh Sargent scored yet another on Thursday, and it ended up being a game-winner.

Sargent fired the game's lone goal on Thursday, leading the U.S. to a 1-0 win over Senegal in the Americans' second match of the competition's group stage.

U.S. U-20s prepared for physical World Cup match vs. group leader Senegal

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The U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team's World Cup opener was quite a ride. There were goals, six of them in fact. There were blunders, plenty of them. But in the end, there was also a point, one which could be vital as the group stage continues.

Tab Ramos is hoping for something a bit less up-and-down when the United Statestakes the field for their second group stage match, but the head coach is also prepared for another tough challenge against another difficult opponent.

Report: Sargent agrees to deal with Werder Bremen

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Josh Sargent has caught plenty of eyes during his run with the U.S. Under-20 and Under-17 Men's National Teams, and it appears the young forward has finally settled on a club to sign with when he turns 18.

According to Goal USA, Sargent has agreed in principle to sign with Bundesliga club Werder Bremen in a deal that will take effect on Sargent's 18th birthday next February.

Report: U.S. U-20 midfielder Zelalem to miss nine months after rupturing ACL

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Gedion Zelalem's Under-20 World Cup is reportedly over, and it appears the injury sustained in the U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team's opener is much, much worse than originally feared.

According to Football.London, Zelalemruptured hisanterior cruciate ligament in the Americans' 3-3 draw with Ecuador on Monday.

Sargent continues impressive run with two goals in U-20 World Cup opener

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From the moment Josh Sargent was announced as a member of the U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team's World Cup roster, his inclusion raised several questions. Was he, at just 17 years old, ready for the U-20 level after a grueling U-17 World Cup qualifying campaign? Would Tab Ramos be bold enough to even use him and, if he was, could heprovide answers at a position that was previously a weakness for this age group?

U.S. U-20s looking at up-and-down WC opener as 'learning experience'

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For the first 10 minutes of itsUnder-20 World Cup opener, the U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team looked shellshocked. After recovering from a series of blunders, though, the U.S. should have plenty to takeaway from what turned out to be a match full of lessons.

Tuesday's draw with Ecuador certainly wasn't pretty, and it certainly wasn't the best case scenario.

SBI U.S. U-20 Man of the Match: Luca de la Torre

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With just seconds remaining and his side in need of a goal, Luca de la Torre fired the U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team to a must-needed point to start the Under-20 World Cup.

The U.S. midfielder provided the equalizing goal in stoppage time, leading the U.S. to a come-from-behind 3-3 draw with Ecuador in their group stage opener.

De La Torre's late equalizer helps U.S. U-20s tie Ecuador

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The U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team looked to be on the way to an opening-match loss at the Under-20 World Cup, but Luca De La Torre had other ideas.

The Fulham midfielder raced onto a failed headed clearance and volleyed home an equalizer in the final minute of second-half stoppage time to help the U.

Trusty replaces Fossey on U.S. U-20 roster

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Shortly after announcing his roster, U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team head coach Tab Ramos said Auston Trusty would serve as an insurance policy. Due to a key injury, Ramos will use that insurance policy ahead of Monday's Under-20 World Cup opener.

U.S. Soccer announced on Wednesday that Trusty will replace fellow defender Marlon Fossey on the U.

Schalke 'surprised' by Ramos criticism

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Following the release of the U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team roster for the upcoming World Cup, many were left surprised by the absence of Weston McKennie and Nick Taitague. The two Schalke stars figured to be key members of the squad, but neither was on the roster.

On Tuesday, head coach Tab Ramos let his feelings be known, revealing that Schalke refused to let the two join their national team.

Despite key absences, Ramos happy with U.S. squad bound for U-20 World Cup

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Tab Ramos understands the frustration better than anybody. He knows there are several players, several big names, missing from his U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team roster. He's fought the usual battles, made the usual concessions but, even still, the U.S. is missing some potential contributors.

But, make no mistake: Ramos is as confident as ever in the group he has been able to assemble for the upcoming Under-20 World Cup.

Carter-Vickers, Zelalem, Sargent headline U.S. roster for U-20 World Cup

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Several big names have joined the U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team ahead of the upcoming U-20 World Cup.

Cameron Carter-Vickers, Gedion Zelalem and Josh Sargent headline the crop of new faces joining the U.S. U-20s for the upcoming World Cup, which runs fromMay 20-June 11 in South Korea.

U.S. U-20 goalkeeper Jonathan Klinsmann training with Stuttgart

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In his young career, Jonathan Klinsmann has followed a vastly different path than his superstar father. However, the goalkeeper is set to take a step towards his father's historic past by temporarily joining up with a familiar club.

VfB Stuttgart revealed on Tuesday that Klinsmann has joined the team for training as he looks to earn a spot on the U.

U.S. U-20s draws Ecuador, Senegal, Saudi Arabia in World Cup group

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After sealing the title of CONCACAF champions,U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team is bound for South Korea and the Under-20 World Cup. On Wednesday, their road through that World Cup became a bit clearer as they learned their group opponents.

In Wednesday's World Cup draw, the U.S. was paired with Ecuador, Senegal and Saudi Arabia in Group F of this summer's tournament.

U.S. U-20s top Honduras in penalty kicks to win first CONCACAF U-20 Championship

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For the first time ever, the U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team earned the title of CONCACAF's best.

The U.S. U-20s toppled Honduras, 5-4, in penalty kicks following a scoreless draw, winning Sunday's CONCACAF U-20 Championship final. The win is the first U-20 championship in U.S. Soccer history.

U.S. U-20s book World Cup berth with win over El Salvador

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The U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team is going to the World Cup, and they'll have a chance to claim CONCACAF supremacy on the way there.

In need of a win or draw to clinch their group, the U.S. defeated El Salvador, 2-1, to book their spot in this summer's World Cup in South Korea. In addition, the win sees the U.

U.S. U-20s 1, Mexico 0: Match Highlights

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The Rest

U-20 World Cup Rewind: Venezuela edges Japan; Portugal advances past South Korea

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The knockout rounds of the 2017 U-20 World Cup have begun.

There weren't many goals in the early game between Venezuela and Japan, as the two sides needed extra time to sort out their differences after failing to find a goal in the opening 90 minutes.

The hosts, South Korea, took center stage in the second game of the day, but ran into a menacing Portugal side that carved them up twice within the first half hour.

U-20 WC Rewind: Venezuela tops Mexico, England wins Group A and more

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Friday's U-20 World Cup matches saw groups A and B complete their opening rounds with two high profile teams clinging to hope for Round of 16 play.

Argentina scored in bunches in their big win over Guinea, but it may not be enough after failing to win in their first two matches of the group stage.

Highlights: U.S. U-20s 3, Ecuador 3

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