AFC Bournemouth midfielder Lewis Cook will be the first man since Bobby Moore in 1966 to captain England in the final of a World Cup.
England progressed to the Under 20’s World Cup final by beating Argentina and South Korea in the group stage (also drawing with Guinea).
In the second round England defeated Costa Rica, before beating Mexico in the quarter final.
On Thursday, England came from behind against Italy to win 3-1.
On Sunday England will face Venezuela in the Suwon World Cup Stadium.
The game kicks off at 11am and is live on British Eurosport 2.
Lewis Cook told the Daily Telegraph…
“…Even for us as a group of players Bobby Moore and what England did in 1966 means everything, It is the most successful England have been. Winning the World Cup was a massive deal. If we can do it as well it would be an amazing feeling.
“As England captain in a World Cup final it will be one of the best days of my life. My dad and my girlfriend are out here, supporting me and that will be good…’
‘…We have to play the game and not the occasion, we have to try and enjoy playing in a World Cup final, We have come so far together as young lads and it is just 90 minutes of football. When I look in the dressing room I know we are good enough.”
“I have tried not to think about it (prospect of lifting the trophy as captain) to be honest and focus on the game, but it has been in my mind. It would be an unbelievable experience,”
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