As the 22nd of the second-tier FIFA competition kicks off eyes will be on the stars that will emerge as in previous editions.
Players at the Poland 2019 will hope to follow in the footsteps of the likes of Diego Maradona, Lionel Messi, Mikel Obi, Ronaldinho and Luis Figo among others.
The tournament has always been a fertile ground for stars that later became global stars. For instance, Sergej Milinković-Savić from 2015 winners Serbia is a player who bolstered in reputation since competing at the event, while several members of England’s 2017 squad have begun to make their mark in the Premier League.
It is noteworthy that for the sixth successive edition of the Under-20 FIFA World Cup, the holders have not qualified for the tournament with England missing out in a European playoff.