2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup

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The 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup was the 22nd 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 Poland between 23 May and 15 June 2019.[3][1] This was the first FIFA tournament hosted by Poland; the country had hosted UEFA international football events in the past including the UEFA Euro 2012 with Ukraine and the 2017 UEFA European Under-21 Championship.

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2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup
Mistrzostwa Świata U-20 w Piłce Nożnej 2019
Tournament details
Host countryPoland
Dates23 May – 15 June[1]
Teams24 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s)6 (in 6 host cities)
Final positions
ChampionsFlag_of_Ukraine.svg Ukraine (1st title)
Runners-upFlag_of_South_Korea.svg South Korea
Third placeFlag_of_Ecuador.svg Ecuador
Fourth placeFlag_of_Italy.svg Italy
Tournament statistics
Matches played52
Goals scored153 (2.94 per match)
Attendance377,338 (7,257 per match)
Top scorer(s)Norway Erling Haaland
(9 goals)[2]
Best player(s)South Korea Lee Kang-in[2]
Best goalkeeperUkraine Andriy Lunin[2]
Fair play awardFlag_of_Japan.svg Japan[2]

England won the previous tournament in South Korea, but did not qualify for the tournament after finishing sixth at the 2018 UEFA European Under-19 Championship in Finland. In doing so, they became the sixth consecutive incumbent title holders to fail to qualify for the subsequent tournament. The official match ball used in the tournament was Adidas Conext19.

Ukraine won their first FIFA U-20 World Cup title after beating South Korea 3–1 in the final. They did it in their first appearance further than the round of 16, becoming the first team from a former Soviet republic other than Russia to win a FIFA competition title since its dissolution in 1991. The Soviet Union, whose record is now inherited by Russia, previously won the inaugural U-20 World Cup in 1977.