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2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup

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The 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup was the 21st edition of the FIFA U-20 World Cup, the biennial international men's youth football championship contested by the under-20 national teams of the member associations of FIFA, since its inception in 1977 as the FIFA World Youth Championship. The tournament was hosted by South Korea from 20 May to 11 June 2017.[2]

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2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup
2017년 FIFA U-20 월드컵
Tournament details
Host countrySouth Korea
Dates20 May – 11 June
Teams24 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s)6 (in 6 host cities)
Final positions
ChampionsFlag_of_England.svg England (1st title)
Runners-upFlag_of_Venezuela_%28state%29.svg Venezuela
Third placeFlag_of_Italy.svg Italy
Fourth placeFlag_of_Uruguay.svg Uruguay
Tournament statistics
Matches played52
Goals scored140 (2.69 per match)
Attendance410,795 (7,900 per match)
Top scorer(s)Italy Riccardo Orsolini
(5 goals)[1]
Best player(s)England Dominic Solanke[1]
Best goalkeeperEngland Freddie Woodman[1]
Fair play awardFlag_of_Mexico.svg Mexico[1]

Along with Canada, Chile, Japan, and Mexico, South Korea became the fifth nation to have hosted all of FIFA men's international competitions, namely the 2002 FIFA World Cup, the 2001 FIFA Confederations Cup, and the 2007 FIFA U-17 World Cup.

The South Korean FA originally made a request to host the tournament outside the traditional June/July period, as it would clash with South Korea's rainy season, as well as any possible national team selection should they have qualified for the Confederations Cup.[3]

Serbia, the 2015 champions, were not able to defend their title as they failed to reach the final round of the UEFA qualifying tournament. In doing so, they became the fifth consecutive incumbent title holder to fail to qualify for the subsequent tournament. The official match ball used in the tournament was Adidas Krasava.

England won their first FIFA U-20 World Cup title after beating Venezuela 1–0 in the final via a goal from Dominic Calvert-Lewin.[4][5]