Under-20 World Cup has put galaxy of stars on road to global superstardom | Devarshi Lodhia

England’s Dominic Solanke joins Lionel Messi and Sergio Agüero in elite group by winning tournament golden ball, but it is no guarantee of a great career

An Argentina side boasting a midfield trio of Juan Román Riquelme, Esteban Cambiasso and Pablo Aimar and a defence featuring Walter Samuel won their second consecutive Under-20 World Cup, using José Peckerman’s floating 3-5-2 formation to devastating effect in Malaysia. Argentina’s top scorer, Bernado Romeo, despite playing alongside future Serie A, La Liga, Champions League and Copa Libertadores winners, did not enjoy such a distinguished career, managing four caps for the national side in a career that came to an underwhelming end in 2012 at San Lorenzo.

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