U20 World Cup: England defeat Italy to face Venezuela in final

Dominic Solanke struck twice in a 3-1 win over Italy on Thursday, as England set up a final with Venezuela in the ongoing Under-20 World Cup in Korea.

Riccardo Orsolini had put Italy in front very early in the game after just two minutes, but Paul Sampson’s side bounced back in style to reach the final of the competition for the first time in England’s history.

England launched a remarkable comeback after the interval, with new Liverpool signing Solanke scoring his first goal of the game after 66 minutes and completed his brace two minutes from time, but that’s after Ademola Lookman had doubled the lead in the 77th minute.

In the first semi-final, Venezuela are also through to their first-ever final of the tournament by triumphing 4-3 on penalties, with the new ABBA shootout system used after a 1-1 draw with Uruguay.

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