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UEFA's Under-20 Team of the Year

Mudeet Arora
Erling Haaland and Jadon Sancho make the U-20 Team of the Year
Erling Haaland and Jadon Sancho make the U-20 Team of the Year / SASCHA SCHUERMANN/Getty Images
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The IFFHS have announced their UEFA men's under-20 'Team of the Year' - and there are as many as three English players in the XI, which is more players than any other nation featuring on the list.

Put together by the International Federation of Football History & Statistics, the team stars Europe's best players born in the year 2000 or later.

There is no question that Norwegian goal-scoring machine Erling Haaland leads the line for this team, having already scored 20 Champions League goals at the age of 20.

However, England youth's resurgence has left a mark on this XI with Phil Foden, Jadon Sancho and Tariq Lamptey making the XI.

FC Barcelona's Ansu Fati is one of the two youngest players in the XI. The Barcelona prodigy has already played and scored for Spain, despite only turning 18 in October.

UEFA Youth Team of the Year 2020
Best young XI chosen by UEFA for the year 2020 / IIFHS

Rennes star Eduardo Camavinga is in the midfield alongside Italian playmaker Sandro Tonali, who has been compared to the legendary Andrea Pirlo.

Centre-backs are from the Premier League, with Wesley Fofana of Leicester City and Eric Garcia of Manchester City making the cut.

Here's the full XI below....

GK: Ersin Destanoglu (Besiktas)

RB: Tariq Lamptey (Brighton)

CB: Eric Garcia (Man City)

CB: Wesley Fofana (Leicester)

LB: Mitchel Bakker (PSG)

MF: Sandro Tonali (AC Milan)

MF: Phil Foden (Man City)

MF: Eduardo Camavinga (Rennes)

RW: Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund)

FW: Erling Haaland (Borussia Dortmund)

LW: Ansu Fati (Barcelona)

There are some players who will feel they deserved a spot in this XI with the likes of Mason Greenwood, Bukayo Saka and Pedri all being impressive throughout the last year too.

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