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FOOTBALL'S COMING HOME

England are through to the final of the Under-20 World Cup after beating Italy

Paul Simpson's side beat Italy 3-1 after coming from behind thanks to goals from Dominic Solanke and Ademola Lookman

Football’s coming home, it’s coming home, it’s coming home, it’s coming.

England have made the final of the Under-20 World Cup after coming from behind to beat Italy 3-1.

Don’t celebrate too soon lads

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Don’t celebrate too soon lads

Paul Simpson’s side will play Venezuela, who made beat Uruguay thanks to an injury-time equaliser and subsequent penalty shootout win.

Their progress through to the final is all the more remarkable given England’s previous history in the competition.

England hadn’t won a game at the Under-20 World Cup since 1997, when a Michael Owen goal sealed a 2-1 group stage win against Mexico.

But that’s all changed in South Korea.

The current generation also relied on a Liverpool striker, with Dominic Solanke equalising after Juventus winger Riccardo Orsolini fired Italy in front after two minutes.

Liverpool’s next bright thing?

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Liverpool’s next bright thing?

Everton forward Ademola Lookman put England ahead in the 77th minute after chesting down a Sheyi Ojo cross and firing past the keeper.

Solanke put the game out of sight in injury time, meaning he’s now in the driving seat to finish the tournament as the top goalscorer.

Getting excited now Liverpool fans?

The future is bright

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The future is bright

But Venezuela will be no pushovers for England’s latest golden generation.

Rafael Dudamel’s squad is arguably the most promising in the nation’s history, especially Adalberto Penaranda, who’s been on loan from Watford to Granada, Udinese and Malaga since 2016.

The final will be held this Sunday, so don’t forget to tune in.

After all, how often can you say you’ve seen England play in the final of a football tournament?