This Wednesday, May 31, 2017 (4:00 AM Pacific) England will play Costa Rica in the 2017 U20 World Cup at the Jeonju World Cup Stadium in Jeonju, South Korea. The game will be in the round of 16 and should be a thrilling encounter between two potent sides.
England walked through the group stages finishing in first in Group A with seven points. The British side defeated the Korea Republic and Argentina and the lone draw in the group stages came to Guinea. The Three Lions only conceded one goal in the group stages and were led offensively by young and promising talents like Adam Armstrong and Dominic Solanke. There really is no favorite in this competition but England is one of the nations that has the team to win it all.
Costa Rica finished in third place with four points in Group C of the tournament behind Portugal and Zambia. The Central American side defeated Zambia and tied against Portugal to achieve those four points, the lone loss for Costa Rica came from Iran in the first matchday of the group stages. The CONCACAF team will have momentum coming from that victory against Zambia that gave them the spot in the knockout stages. The game should be an intriguing one even if England appears to have the upper hand going into the encounter.