England Won The Under-20 World Cup, Which Bodes Well Doesn't It?

Quick, let's crush their spirits with our unrealistic hope

Rummage through enough old football magazines, and you'll find thousands of "ones to watch" starlets who ultimately disappeared from the face of the turf come crunch-time.

But we're still going to get excited about this lot, and there's nothing you can do about it.

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Yesterday, England won their biggest international title since 1996 with a 1-0 win over Venezuela in the Under-20 World Cup final.

Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin scored the only goal of the game, and Newcastle keeper Freddie Woodman saved a second-half penalty to ensure that was enough.

It helped to earn him the tournament's Golden Glove, while Liverpool forward Dominic Solanke won the Golden Ball (previous holders include Sergio Aguero, Lionel Messi, Paul Pogba, Luis Figo and Diego Maradona).

Let's hope they get a chance to prove themselves in the Premier League, and we can pin our crushingly unrealistic hopes on another golden generation.