England Under-20s’ World Cup win can boost English game, says Paul Simpson

• Manager hails his team for England’s first global tournament win since 1966
• ‘This is the reward for some incredible work, some incredible sacrifices’

Paul Simpson has said he hopes his side’s triumph at the Under-20 World Cup in South Korea will pave the way for future England teams to achieve success at senior tournaments. His England team defeated Venezuela in Suwon on Sunday to record the nation’s first victory at a major global finals since 1966, with Simpson insisting being crowned world champions “means everything” to his young group.

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