- Relive some of the best moments from Korea Republic 2017 ahead of the final * Watch a selection of exceptional U-20 World Cup goals * * *See behind the scenes footage and candid emotion caught on camera
With the finalists decided and 50 matches already behind us at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017, it is time to accept that the competition is nearing its last hurray.
But while we may have just the climax on Sunday 11 June to provide us with fresh excitement at this edition of the tournament, we have been treated to some fantastic sights and sounds already during the 21st U-20 World Cup. We thought we would enjoy them once more.
*The fans *Be they inside the stadium or outside in the fan zones, the crowds have got behind the home team in spectacular fashion. Even when they could not get a ticket, the atmosphere was incredible.
But they also showed support for those beyond the Taeguk Warriors themselves, making a touching gesture when facing England, by paying their respects to victims of a terrorist attack in Manchester.
It was not just the home fans who ensured there was plenty of noise emanating from the stands, either. Vietnam – appearing at their first ever U-20 World Cup – were represented impressively.
*The arrivals *While traditionally African teams have been known to enjoy making a grand entrance at the stadium, you will have to search hard to find a more enthusiastic pair than Zambia and South Africa. Both provided a music-filled atmosphere to lift the spirits ahead of kick off.
*The action *If anything is going to speak for itself, it is goals – and we have had some great ones over the past few weeks. Here is a selection of particularly eye-catching ones, but you will have to wait until the trophy has been handed out to see what makes our official top ten and be able to vote for Goal of the Tournament!
*The celebrations *These are the moments that every player wants more than any, to hear the final whistle as fate hands you the result you were craving.
Be it your first win in front of adoring fans…
The hard-fought point to see you equal your nation's best-ever finish…
Or the victory that sees you make history on the way to the final, and maybe even a title…