2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup Final

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2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup Final
Event2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup
Date11 June 2017
VenueSuwon World Cup Stadium, Suwon
RefereeBjörn Kuipers (Netherlands)
Attendance30,346
WeatherSunny
27 °C (81 °F)
26% humidity[1]
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The 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup Final was a final that was played on at the Suwon World Cup Stadium, Suwon, South Korea on 11 June 2017. The final was contested by Venezuela and England. England won the match 1–0, winning the title for the first time.[2] This was the first ever final for both England and Venezuela in the history of the tournament.[3]

Background[change | change source]

This was England's first appearance and victory in the final of a global football tournament since their senior World Cup victory in 1966. Their previous best at the U-20 World Cup was third place in 1993.[2]

For Venezuela it was only the second appearance at the U-20 World Cup, previously in 2009 they only managed to go as far as the second round.

Road to the final[change | change source]

Venezuela Round England
Opponent Result Group stage Opponent Result
 Germany 2–0 Match 1  Argentina 3–0
 Vanuatu 7–0 Match 2  Guinea 1–1
 Mexico 1–0 Match 3  South Korea 1–0
Group B winners
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Venezuela 3 3 0 0 10 0 +10 9 Knockout stage
2  Mexico 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
3  Germany 3 1 1 1 3 4 −1 4
4  Vanuatu 3 0 0 3 4 13 −9 0
Source: FIFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Final standings Group A winners
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  England 3 2 1 0 5 1 +4 7 Knockout stage
2  South Korea (H) 3 2 0 1 5 2 +3 6
3  Argentina 3 1 0 2 6 5 +1 3
4  Guinea 3 0 1 2 1 9 −8 1
Source: FIFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
(H) Host
Opponent Result Knockout stage Opponent Result
 Japan 1–0 (aet) Round of 16  Costa Rica 2–1
 United States 2–1 (aet) Quarter-finals  Mexico 1–0
 Uruguay 1–1 (aet) (4–3 pen.) Semi-finals  Italy 3–1

Match[change | change source]

Details[change | change source]

Venezuela 0–1 England
Report Calvert-Lewin Goal 35'
Venezuela
England
GK 1 Wuilker Faríñez
RB 20 Ronald Hernández
CB 5 Williams Velásquez Yellow card 46'
CB 4 Nahuel Ferraresi
LB 2 José Hernández
RW 19 Sergio Córdova Substituted off 72'
CM 16 Ronaldo Lucena
CM 8 Yangel Herrera (c)
LW 7 Adalberto Peñaranda Substituted off 90+3'
CF 11 Ronaldo Chacón Substituted off 51'
CF 9 Ronaldo Peña
Substitutions:
FW 10 Yeferson Soteldo Substituted in 51'
MF 15 Samuel Sosa Substituted in 72'
DF 13 Jan Hurtado Substituted in 90+3'
Coach:
Rafael Dudamel
GK 1 Freddie Woodman
RB 2 Jonjoe Kenny
CB 5 Fikayo Tomori Yellow card 48'
CB 6 Jake Clarke-Salter
LB 14 Kyle Walker-Peters
DM 4 Lewis Cook (c)
DM 7 Josh Onomah
RM 18 Kieran Dowell Yellow card 58' Substituted off 62'
AM 10 Dominic Solanke
LM 11 Ademola Lookman
CF 16 Dominic Calvert-Lewin Substituted off 76'
Substitutions:
MF 19 Sheyi Ojo Substituted in 62'
MF 8 Ainsley Maitland-Niles Substituted in 76'
Coach:
Paul Simpson
Assistant referees:

Sander van Roekel (Netherlands)

Erwin Zeinstra (Netherlands)

Fourth official:

Julio Bascuñán (Chile)

Video assistant referees:

Daniele Orsato (Italy)

Simon Lount (New Zealand)

Assistant video assistant referee:

Danny Makkelie (Netherlands)

Match rules:
  • 90 minutes.
  • 30 minutes of extra time if necessary.
  • Penalty shoot-out if scores still level.
  • Ten named eligible substitutes.
  • Maximum of three substitutions, with a fourth allowed in extra time.

Statistics[change | change source]

Overall[4][5] Venezuela England
Goals scored 0 1
Total shots 19 20
Shots on target 4 8
Shots blocked 4 4
Ball possession 48% 52%
Corner kicks 3 9
Fouls committed 16 16
Offsides 0 1
Saves 7 4
Yellow cards 1 2
Red cards 0 0

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Tactical line-up – Venezuela–England" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 29 June 2017. Retrieved 29 June 2017.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Under-20 World Cup:England beat Venezuela in final". BBC Sport. Retrieved 14 June 2017.
  3. "U-20 World Cup 2017 Results: England, Venezuela Progress to Final for 1st Time". bleacherreport.com. Retrieved 14 June 2017.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Match report – Final – Venezuela v England" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 11 June 2017. Retrieved 1 June 2019.
  5. "Match page – Venezuela 0–1 England". FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association). 29 June 2017. Retrieved 29 June 2017.

Other websites[change | change source]