This Tuesday, May 23, 2017 (1:00 AM Pacific) England will play Guinea in the U20 FIFA World Cup at the Jeonju World Cup Stadium in Jeonju, South Korea. Both teams form part of Group A in the competition and will look to continue to add points.
England came into this competition as a possible favorite with a plethora of young talent and really demonstrated that in its first game. The British side defeated Argentina 3-0 with goals from Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Adam Armstrong and Dominic Solanke. England had a lot less possession and fewer attempts than Argentina but was much more clinical in front of net. England’s goalkeeper, Freddie Woodman was also important in the match with five saves in the encounter. The Three Lions are the favorites going into the game and should be able to come away with another three points in the tournament.
Guinea did not endure the same fate as England and came away from its first game with a 3-0 loss to the host nation, Korea Republic. Guinea did battle for possession all game long ending with 49-percent at the end of the encounter. The African team also had 19 attempts compared to South Korea’s seven but only managed to get three shots on target. The National Elephants did play a very physical game ending the encounter with 22 total fouls and will look to pressure England in a similar way in this match. The game should be interesting even with England coming in as a heavy favorite.