The FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 is coming to an end, with Venezuela and England playing in the final and with a chance to lift the trophy for the first time in their respective histories.
Throughout the tournament, there have been plenty of memorable #U20WC tweets, so before La Vinotinto or the Young Lions hoist the trophy aloft in Suwon, FIFA.com has collected some of the best posts to look back at the journey in Korea Republic.
Journeys to the stadiums were captured, support was shown from visiting players to the host nation, many former and current senior players praised their home countries at the tournament, while other public figures also sent messages of support and encouragement to the teams.
South Africa get in the spirit before their opening match
— South African U20 (@AmajitaU20) May 21, 2017
France and Monaco breakout star Kylian Mbappe sends a message of support to the French team
— Kylian Mbappé (@KMbappe) May 22, 2017
Former USA defender Alexi Lalas finds commonality with Stars and Stripes striker Josh Sargent
The mutant gene is strong with this one. https://t.co/XZOE1v55LZ
— Alexi Lalas (@AlexiLalas) May 25, 2017
England midfielder Josh Onomah posts appreciation for Korea Republic fans’ message of solidarity
— Joshua Onomah (@Joshuaonomah10) May 26, 2017
New Zealand’s senior team watches the U-20 side with interest while in preparation for FIFA Confederations Cup
— New Zealand Football (@NZ_Football) June 1, 2017
Barcelona and Uruguay star Luis Suarez sends his congratulations to La Celeste after their quarter-final final victory over Portugal
— Luis Suarez (@LuisSuarez9) June 4, 2017
Zambia President Edgar Chagwa Lungu followed the Junior Chipolopolo’s historic tournament closely and sent a message of support following their quarter-final exit
— Edgar Chagwa Lungu (@EdgarCLungu) June 5, 2017
Zambia’s second-most capped player Kalusha Bwalya tweets encouragement to the Young Chipolopolo squad
— Kalusha Bwalya (@KalushaPBwalya) June 5, 2017
FIFA Chief Officer for Technical Development Marco van Basten congratulates his former team-mate Alberico Evani on leading Italy to the semi-finals
— Marco van Basten (@MarcoVanBasten) June 6, 2017
Venezuela’s U-17 women’s side watch the U-20s advance to the final
— Fútbol Femenino FVF (@FemeninoFVF) June 8, 2017
FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura sends a message of good luck to the finalists
— Fatma Samoura (@fatma_samoura) June 8, 2017
FIFA World Cup™ winner with Spain David Villa sends a message of support to New York City team-mate Yangel Herrera, who captained Venezuela all the way to the final
— David Villa (@Guaje7Villa) June 8, 2017
Manchester United star Wayne Rooney and former England forward Gary Lineker congratulate the Young Lions on advancing to the final
Brilliant lads. Congratulations https://t.co/I6IMdFfPIQ
— Wayne Rooney (@WayneRooney) June 8, 2017
Great stuff from England Under-20s, reaching the World Cup final. The future brightens.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) June 8, 2017
Venezuela share a video of the team celebrating after confirming their place in the country’s first ever FIFA final
Estamossss en la finallllllllllllll Vivaaaaa Venezuelaaaaaaaaaa pic.twitter.com/n2yZgW2TvF
— VinotintoSub20 (@VinotintoSub20) June 8, 2017
Author: Nancy Parker
Nancy Parker is a five time Emmy Award winning journalist and seven time Emmy nominee who has spent almost twenty five years covering news in South Louisiana. She has anchored every prime time newscast at WVUE FOX8 during her twenty year tenure in New Orleans.