Friday 23 August 2019

Video: Serbia beat Brazil to lift U20 World Cup despite wonder goal from Man United star

Serbia celebrate
Serbia celebrate

Tom Edwards

Serbia have won the under-20 World Cup after beating Brazil 2-1 in the final - despite conceding a stunning goal from Manchester United's promising youngster Andreas Pereira.

A winner from Nemanja Maksimovic in extra time sealed victory for the Serbs, bringing them their first ever title as an independent country.

The game had been locked at 1-1 after 90 minutes after an opening goal from Stanisa Mandic and the wonderful Brazilian equaliser from Pereira.

 But the east-Europeans clinched it in the 188th minute. Serbian coach Veljko Paunovic said: "They can get to the top of the world"

"I can tell you in this generation there is a lot of good players that in the next 10 years will play in the best games in the world."

"This is the time for this generation to grow up and say farewell to youth football and this is the best way to do it.

"They have to focus on the next 10 years."

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