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England captures first U-20 World Cup title with win over Venezuela

England captured its first FIFA Under-20 World Cup title on Sunday morning after defeating Venezuela, 1-0, in South Korea.

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Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s first-half finish from close range was enough to give the Three Lions the U-20 crown after a hard-fought battle with the Vinotinto.

Venezuela had several quality opportunities to equalize, but none better than one with just over a quarter hour remaining.

England goalkeeper Freddie Woodman reaffirmed his strong tournament after he saved a penalty kick with just over a quarter hour remaining from Adalberto Penaranda.

The penalty kick was awarded after VAR was used by the head referee.

England had nearly increased their lead to 2-0 in the 55th minute when Tottenham’s Josh Onomah struck the crossbar, however the effort bounced off the goal line and away.

The Three Lions allowed just three goals all tournament en route to their World Cup win, while Venezuela posted the same defensive statistic but couldn’t match their opponent in the attacking end.