Young Newcastle United goalkeeper Freddie Woodman is set to play in the biggest game of his career so far when England face Venezuela in the 2017 FIFA Under-20 World Cup Final in South Korea on Sunday.

The 20-year-old Croydon born stopper is highly rated by The Magpies but is yet to make a first team appearance for the Sky Bet Championship title winners.

Woodman is likely to have the perfect opportunity to display his talents on Sunday when he is expected to be selected to start the match against the Venezuelans. The youngster was influential in between the sticks as The Three Lions defeated Italy 3-1 in the Semi-Finals on Thursday and manager Paul Simpson is ready to keep faith with the player.

Newcastle United have opted to loan Woodman out on no less than three separate occasions. The player spent his first loan spell at Hartlepool United where the youngster was only ever used as a bench warmer before Woodman made 12 senior appearances for Crawley Town during the 2015/2016 campaign. The Magpies allowed Woodman to join Kilmarnock on loan for the second half of the last campaign and the player added a further 14 appearances to his overall tally.

Woodman has experienced success on the international stage before with the player having won the UEFA European Under-17 Championship with England Under-17s in 2014.


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