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 By Tim Vickery

Venezuela beaten in U20 World Cup, but bar is set high for younger generation

England have won their first major trophy since 1966, after Dominic Calvert-Lewin scored the only goal in a 1-0 win over Venezuela.

England began their Under-20 World Cup campaign with a win over Argentina and rounded it off with another victory over South American opposition, edging 1-0 past Venezuela in the final.

England had resolved their knockout matches inside the 90 minutes. Venezuela, meanwhile, needed extra time in all three rounds -- and with the semifinal played just three days before the final, their recovery time had been worryingly short. It proved an important factor in the outcome.

In the first half the Venezuelan...


England Under-20 World Cup champions after beating Venezuela

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England have won their first major trophy since 1966, after Dominic Calvert-Lewin scored the only goal in a 1-0 win over Venezuela.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Freddie Woodman grabbed the headlines in a team of heroes as England won the Under-20 World Cup by beating Venezuela in South Korea.

Paul Simpson's Young Lions were the first England side to reach a world showpiece for over half a century and they followed in the footsteps of Sir Alf Ramsey's team, who lifted the Jules Rimet Trophy in 1966.

Everton's Calvert-Lewin scored the game's only goal after 35 minutes while a second-half penalty save from Newcastle goalkeeper Woodman...

Venezuela coach Dudamel criticises his country's president after win

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Rafael Dudamel celebrates after his team beat Uruguay in the U20 World Cup.

CARACAS, Venezuela -- The coach of Venezuela's national team criticised President Nicolas Maduro's bloody crackdown on protesters in the wake of the country's first-ever trip to a World Cup final.

Rafael Dudamel's comments on Thursday came after the shooting death on Wednesday of a teenage protester. Dudamel spoke hours before he led Venezuela's Under-20 squad to a semifinal victory over Uruguay.

"President, it's time to put down the weapons," Dudamel said on Thursday in postgame comments broadcast...


England and Venezuela win to book place in Under-20 World Cup final

England celebrate after Ademola Lookman put the Three Lions in front.

England will play Venezuela in their first-ever Under-20 World Cup final after coming from behind to secure an impressive 3-1 semifinal victory over Italy in Jeonju.

Riccardo Orsolini put Italy in front with a composed finish inside two minutes before England's dominance eventually paid off as two goals from Liverpool-bound striker Dominic Solanke and an Ademola Lookman strike in the final 25 minutes secured their place in Sunday's final against Venezuela.

Venezuela scored a 91st-minute equaliser...