• Wednesday May 31, 2017

    U20WC: Costa Rica edged by England in Round of 16

    Jimmy Marin of Costa Rica challenges England's Lewis Cook (white jersey) during their FIFA U-20 World Cup Round of 16 match on May 31, 2017, in Jeonju, Korea Republic. (Photo: FIFA via Getty Images)

    JEONJU, Korea Republic – Ademola Lookman scored two goals and England earned a 2-1 win over Costa Rica in a FIFA U-20 World Cup Round of 16 encounter on Wednesday at Jeonju World Cup Stadium.

    With the result, England will face tomorrow’s Mexico-Senegal winner in the quarterfinals, while the Costa Ricans were eliminated after posting an overall 1W1D-2L record in their competition appearance.

    Lookman put the English ahead 1-0 in 35th minute after controlling Jonjoe Kenny’s right-sided cross that eluded four Costa Rican defenders. He doubled the lead in the 63rd minute with a composed finish from seven yards out.

    Following a handball call in the box, Costa Rica halved the deficit in the 89th minute, when Randall Leal put away the rebound of his penalty kick that was initially saved by goalkeeper Freddie Woodman.

    COSTA RICA

    2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup Results

    • Group C
    • 21.05.17 Iran 1, Costa Rica 0
    • 24.05.17 Costa Rica 1, Portugal 1
    • 27.05.17 Costa Rica 1, Zambia 0
    • Round of 16
      31.05.17 England 2, Costa Rica 1
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