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Reading Goalkeeper Part Of England Under-20 World Cup Triumph

The Three Lions are victorious on the world stage for the first time since 1966.

England v France - Toulon Tournament Final Photo by Harry Trump/Getty Images

Reading's academy goalkeeper Luke Southwood was on the bench as England won the Under-20 World Cup by beating Venezuela 1-0 in South Korea.

The Young Lions' goal came from Everton's Dominic Calvert-Lewin as they became the first England men's team to win a World Cup final since the famous 1966 side who won the Jules Rimet trophy on home soil.

Admittedly Southwood never made it on the pitch throughout the tournament as Newcastle's Freddie Woodman held the number one shirt, but he goes home with a winners medal around his neck nonetheless, and can now claim to be one of just 43 Englishmen to have won the World Cup.

Southwood is the second of three Reading players to be part of an England squad this summer, with Danny Loader previously pulling on the Three Lions shirt at the Under-17 European Championships in May, where they lost the final on penalties (what else did you expect from an England side?!). Later this month, John Swift will represent the Under-21s at the European Championships, hoping to build on last year's Toulon Tournament success.