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Freddie Woodman | My favourite game

29th April 2020
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In our latest website feature, we are asking Swansea City players past and present to pick their favourite game from their careers. The next person to have a go is goalkeeper Freddie Woodman.

Here, the on-loan Newcastle keeper looks back on winning England’s biggest international title since 1966, and his pivotal role in that success as the England Under-20s beat their Venezuelan counterparts in the 2017 World Cup final in Suwon.

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"My best game from my career so far is the Under-20 World Cup Final I played for England Under-20s against Venezuela in Suwon," says Woodman.

"We won 1-0 thanks to Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s first-half goal and it was the first time England had ever won the Under-20 World Cup. It was also England’s biggest international title since the senior squad won the 1966 World Cup.  

"Obviously you don’t get many chances to play in a World Cup final and for us to go on and win the whole tournament was a special moment.

"On a personal note, I got to save a penalty in that game and also went on to win the Golden Glove for the tournament too.

"It was such an incredible moment out in South Korea, to have that feeling of winning a World Cup with all my team-mates.

"My family and friends were there watching from the stands too so it was just an unbelievable experience and one I will never forget."