Adalberto Penaranda and his Venezuelan team-mates are into the final of the Under-20 World Cup, where they will face England on Sunday.

The youngster, who failed to hit the high notes during loan spells at Malaga and Udinese this season, has shown his ability on the international stage for his country, scoring twice on Venezuela’s run to the final of the world showpiece event, which is being held in the Korean Republic.

The South American side triumphed on penalties against Uruguay to set up a final showdown with the Three Lions.

Penaranda’s first goal of the competition came in a 7-0 win over Vanuatu in the group stages, before he added another in their quarter-final win over the USA last Sunday.

He netted the opener for his country in that game, finding the back of the net in the 96th minute after the game had finished 0-0 after 90 minutes.

Their opponents in the final, England, reached the final two for the first time in their history after a 3-1 win over Italy in the semi-finals today.