Have England ever won men's FIFA U20 World Cup? History of national football team in international youth tournament
England's young stars will be looking to secure a major trophy this summer as Ian Foster's side head to the FIFA U20 World Cup in Argentina.
The Young Lions have been placed in Group E at the tournament alongside Uruguay, Iraq and Tunisia.
If Foster can steer his team out of the group stage and into the knockout phase, they are likely to face some tricky tests on the road to a potential final in La Plata.
Italy, Brazil and France are among the possible opponents in the round of 16 and England will need to be at their best to ensure progress.
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Have England won the U20 World Cup?
Since the inaugural FIFA U20 World Cup in 1977, England have won one title, coming in 2017 under the guidance of Paul Simpson.
Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin was the star player in Simpson's side, securing the Golden Ball award and scoring the winner in the 1-0 final victory over Venezuela in South Korea.
GOALLLLLLLLL!!!— Eurosport (@eurosport) June 11, 2017
Calvert-Lewin gives England the lead #U20WC pic.twitter.com/j6hqUyIVTa
Success in 2017 broke a long streak of poor performances for England at the U20 World Cup, with the Young Lions only reaching the knockout stages on four previous occasions.
England U20 World Cup record
Argentina and Brazil have dominated the tournament's history with six and five title wins respectively from 22 competitions.
|Year||Stage Reached||Win||Loss||Draw||Goals Scored||Goal Difference||Top Scorer|
|1981||Semifinals/4th||2||0||4||9||+2||Mike Small/Neil Webb (3)|
|1985||Group Stage||0||2||1||2||-3||Robert Wakenshaw/Phillip Priest (1)|
|1991||Group Stage||0||1||2||3||-1||Andrew Awford (2)|
|1993||Semifinals/3rd||3||2||1||6||+2||Julian Joachim (2)|
|1997||Round of 16||3||1||0||9||+6||Michael Owen/Danny Murphy (3)|
|2009||Group Stage||0||2||1||1||-5||Alex Nimely (1)|
|2011||Round of 16||0||1||3||0||-1||—|
|2013||Group Stage||0||1||2||3||-2||Conor Coady, Luke Williams, Harry Kane (1)|
|2017||Winners||6||0||1||12||-9||Dominic Solanke (4)|
|2021||Cancelled - Covid 19||—||—||—||—||—||—|
*DNQ denotes did not qualify for the U20 FIFA World Cup