Ukraine made history with an unbelievable comeback from behind to defeat South Korea 3-1, winning them their first ever Under-20 World Cup in Lodz, Poland.
The Final match had featured two teams playing in the final for the first time in their history.
However, South Korea led through an early penalty, which Lee Kang-in fired past Real Madrid goalkeeper Andriy Lunin. But Vladyslav Supriaha scored either side of half-time and Dynamo Kiev club-mate Heorhii Tsitaishvili sped away to add a late third.
As the game advanced Korea almost equalised at 2-1 but 20-year-old Lunin, who spent last season on loan with Leganes in La Liga, brilliantly tipped Lee Jae-ik’s header on to the crossbar.
Ukraine – who did not qualify in 2017 – topped a group containing the USA, Nigeria and Qatar, before beating Panama 4-1 in the last 16, Colombia 1-0 in the quarter-final and Italy 1-0 in the semis.
Norway’s Erling Braut Haaland won the Golden Boot with nine goals, all in one game – a 12-0 group win over Honduras, his side’s last game of the tournament.
Meanwhile, Statistics have shown that Ukraine had never before been beyond the last 16 at the Under-20 World Cup before they achieved these feat.
By Olukayode Oniwinde