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Watch live on BBC as Newcastle pair help England to try and lift U20 World Cup

4 years ago

England have now reached their first ever World Cup final, at any level, since 1966.

After a wait of 51 years, the England Under 20 side have reached the final of the Under 20 World Cup in South Korea.

On Thursday, Newcastle United’s Freddie Woodman put in yet another inspirational performance, his display helping to send England into Sunday’s final.

Now there is great news, with the BBC recognising the achievement and altering their schedules, with the final to be now shown live on BBC 2.

Coverage starts at 10.50am on Sunday morning and then kick-off at 11am (UK time), which is 7pm in South Korea.

The play-off for third place between Italy and Uruguay taking place at 7.30am UK time on Sunday, before England face Venezuela in the final.

On Thursday against Italy, Freddie Woodman started whilst Newcastle teammate Adam Armstrong was named amongst the subs.

Beaten after only two minutes by Andrea Favilli, Woodman and his England teammates showed great character in fighting back.

In a highly competitive match, the Young Lions went close on a number of occasions before Domic Solanke at last equalised on 66 minutes, Ademola Lookman then gave England a deserved 77th minute lead, before two minutes from time Solanke added another.

Newcastle keeper Freddie Woodman proving once again one of the stars of the tournament, whilst Adam Armstrong remained on the bench.


Venezuela 2 USA 1

Portugal 2 Uruguay 2 (Uruguay won 5-4 on penalties)

Italy 3 Zambia 2 (after extra time)

Mexico 0 England 1


Venezuela 1 Uruguay 1 (Venezuela won in penalty shoot out)

England 3 Italy 1

3rd/4th Place Play-Off

Sunday 11 June

Uruguay v Italy


Sunday 11 June

England v Venezuela

England Matches so far:

Group games:

England 3 Argentina 0

England 1 Guinea 1

England 1 South Korea 0

Last 16:

England 2 Costa Rica 1


England 1 Mexico 0


England 3 Italy 1


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