Korea Republic 2017 in tweets

11 Jun 2017

The FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 is coming to an end, with Venezuela and England playing in the final and with a chance to lift the trophy for the first time in their respective histories.

Throughout the tournament, there have been plenty of memorable #U20WC tweets, so before La Vinotinto or the Young Lions hoist the trophy aloft in Suwon, FIFA.com has collected some of the best posts to look back at the journey in Korea Republic.

Journeys to the stadiums were captured, support was shown from visiting players to the host nation, many former and current senior players praised their home countries at the tournament, while other public figures also sent messages of support and encouragement to the teams.

South Africa get in the spirit before their opening match

Amajita off to Suwon World Cup Stadium ahead of their 5pm match against Japan #U20WC @madamenamhla @SAFA_net @BurgerKingZA pic.twitter.com/FIX9sCVsIb

— South African U20 (@AmajitaU20) May 21, 2017

France and Monaco breakout star Kylian Mbappe sends a message of support to the French team

@equipedefrance #FRAHON #CDMU20

— Kylian Mbappé (@KMbappe) May 22, 2017

Former USA defender Alexi Lalas finds commonality with Stars and Stripes striker Josh Sargent

The mutant gene is strong with this one. https://t.co/XZOE1v55LZ

— Alexi Lalas (@AlexiLalas) May 25, 2017

England midfielder Josh Onomah posts appreciation for Korea Republic fans' message of solidarity

This is what football is about! Bringing people together. #prayformachester #U20WC pic.twitter.com/w7mSjcD6EQ

— Joshua Onomah (@Joshuaonomah10) May 26, 2017

New Zealand's senior team watches the U-20 side with interest while in preparation for FIFA Confederations Cup

PHOTOS I #AllWhites in Belfast watching the NZ U-20s in the #U20WC #USANZL pic.twitter.com/P3fpxFb0nQ

— New Zealand Football (@NZ_Football) June 1, 2017

Barcelona and Uruguay star Luis Suarez sends his congratulations to La Celeste after their quarter-final final victory over Portugal

Uruguay Uruguay no ma Great @SantiBueno98 !!!! Amazing @MeleSantiago25 Congratulations to all the U20 national team pic.twitter.com/c2vUEfSevf

— Luis Suarez (@LuisSuarez9) June 4, 2017

Zambia President Edgar Chagwa Lungu followed the Junior Chipolopolo's historic tournament closely and sent a message of support following their quarter-final exit

Although you lost today's quarter finals, you're still heroes b'cz of the enduring spirit & unity of purpose you exhibited throughout #U20WC pic.twitter.com/ZWP9KquO1D

— Edgar Chagwa Lungu (@EdgarCLungu) June 5, 2017

Zambia's second-most capped player Kalusha Bwalya tweets encouragement to the Young Chipolopolo squad

Young #Chipolopolo hold yr heads up high.U made #Zambia & #Africa proud #quarterfinals #U20WC An exciting display of skill & determination

— Kalusha Bwalya (@KalushaPBwalya) June 5, 2017

FIFA Chief Officer for Technical Development Marco van Basten congratulates his former team-mate Alberico Evani on leading Italy to the semi-finals

Congratulazione, Chicco! Prima volte con @FIGC U20 Che spettacolo!!! Vengo a vedere la partita contro Inghilterra ⚽️ pic.twitter.com/lLZ29971qv

— Marco van Basten (@MarcoVanBasten) June 6, 2017

Venezuela's U-17 women's side watch the U-20s advance to the final

Así vivió la Vinotinto femenina sub-17 el triunfo de la @VinotintoSub20 ante Uruguay. ¡Siguen brindando alegría a base de trabajo! pic.twitter.com/nj50c7m4WH

— Fútbol Femenino FVF (@FemeninoFVF) June 8, 2017

FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura sends a message of good luck to the finalists

The #U20WC dates back to 1977. Really exciting that in the 21st final, we'll have a first time winner. Good Luck to @FVF_Oficial & @England. https://t.co/Ugv0nbQQoy

— Fatma Samoura (@fatma_samoura) June 8, 2017

FIFA World Cup™ winner with Spain David Villa sends a message of support to New York City team-mate Yangel Herrera, who captained Venezuela all the way to the final

Enhorabuena @YangelHerrera8 estamos muy orgullosos de ti, ahora a por la final. Congrats mate, so proud of you, good luck in the final. https://t.co/QV8mhQsf9V

— David Villa (@Guaje7Villa) June 8, 2017

Manchester United star Wayne Rooney and former England forward Gary Lineker congratulate the Young Lions on advancing to the final

Brilliant lads. Congratulations https://t.co/I6IMdFfPIQ

— Wayne Rooney (@WayneRooney) June 8, 2017

Great stuff from England Under-20s, reaching the World Cup final. The future brightens.

— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) June 8, 2017

Venezuela share a video of the team celebrating after confirming their place in the country's first ever FIFA final

Estamossss en la finallllllllllllll Vivaaaaa Venezuelaaaaaaaaaa pic.twitter.com/n2yZgW2TvF

— VinotintoSub20 (@VinotintoSub20) June 8, 2017