England Out of U20 World Cup After Loss to Egypt

Feng Li

Two late goals from Egypt knock England out of the U20 World Cup in the final match of group play, following in the footsteps of the U21s' failures at the Euros earlier in the month.

Egypt 2: Trezeget 78', Ahmed 90'
England 0

Another international tournament another disappointing display from England, this time as the U20s crash out of the World Cup at the end of group play after a loss to Egypt. In need of a win after Uruguay's victory earlier in the day, England couldn't find the goals they needed, and were ultimately undone by a moment of brilliance from Trezeget and a soft defense unable to recover after pushing so many men forward.

Conor Coady played all ninety minutes and again captained England, while Jon Flanagan was left on the bench to watch the second English exit in the group stages during the month of June. Coady was burned badly by Trezeget for the winner, but minutes later delivered an inch-perfect cross to Harry Kane, whose headed effort was saved well by Awad Mossad before he pushed the rebound wide.

Just like that--after tomorrow's Confederations Cup matches--nearly all of Liverpool's internationals are done with meaningful competition for the month, with the transfer window set to open and preseason preparations ready to begin. We'll have Suso to follow as the knockout stages of the World Cup begin, but we're not too far away from all Liverpool, all the time. And that's a very good thing.

Not unlike this bit of sweetness from Trezeget, who skins Conor Coady en route to Egypt's winner:

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