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FIFA 17: Could England’s U20 World Cup winning team achieve glory at the 2022 World Cup?

Is this the generation to end decades of international disappointment?

England’s youngsters are world champions – beating Venezuela 1-0 in the Under-20 World Cup final in South Korea.

In total, the team that played in the final played 1,094 Premier League minutes between them last season –  that’s the equivalent of roughly 12 full matches.

Not a lot of first-team football, then.


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So, how would do when they’re older, when they’re more established?

Will England finally have another shot at World Cup glory in 2020, or will the promising stars fall at the final hurdle?

YouTuber Rich Leigh used FIFA 17 Career Mode to find out – simming the season with the champion team.

First up, it’s Australia – a game England should win easily.

England give away a 1-0 lead to lose the game 2-1

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England give away a 1-0 lead to lose the game 2-1

Sadly, it’s a nightmare start, and England lose the game 2-1.

Thankfully, they fare much better against Uruguay – and come away the 1-0 victors.

England get their first win against the South American side

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England get their first win against the South American side

Next up, it’s Turkey – and England draw the match 1-1.

They scrape through to the last 16 – finishing second in their group.

A draw against Turkey means England finish second in their group

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A draw against Turkey means England finish second in their group

Switzerland are lying in wait for England in the last 16 – surely this is a winnable game?

Sadly, the Englishmen fall apart and lose the match 3-0.

It’s game over for England who fail to progress further than the last 16

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It’s game over for England who fail to progress further than the last 16

If it’s any consolation, Switzerland then went on to win the entire competition.

Who would have thought it.

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