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How to watch South Korea vs England in 2017 U-20 World Cup, Group A: start time, TV schedule, and live stream

The Group A finale could be one of the more entertaining games of the group stage.

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A little soccer with your Friday morning breakfast? Allow Once A Metro to recommend this game: the two best teams in Group A of the 2017 U-20 World Cup; home team South Korea cheered on by what should be a substantial crowd, England eager to make an impact on a competition it hasn't been particularly relevant to for about 20 years.

The Koreans are already assured qualification for the knockout rounds; England is a decent bet to make it through also, but at least a point from this game would put that issue beyond doubt. In truth, a draw suits both teams: South Korea would win the group, England would advance to the round of 16 without having to worry about what happens in the other Group A game (Argentina vs Guinea) or elsewhere in the group stage.

But Korea's squad includes one of the stars of the tournament to date - Lee Seung-woo - and this match is being played in his home town, Suwon. If the Barcelona prospect isn't rested, he'll surely want to put on a show. And England can't afford to take this game too lightly - a heavy loss would open the door for Guinea to sneak into second place in the group.

If you need a few more reasons to give this game a look: the winner of Group A - who will emerge from this game - will play the third-placed team from Group C, D, or E: could be CONCACAF qualifiers Costa Rica or Honduras, depending on how other results shake out. The runner-up in Group A - quite likely to emerge from this game - will play the runner-up of Group C, which could be Patson Daka's Zambia or Costa Rica (long shots to finish second in their group for different reasons, but possible nonetheless).

The standings in Group A are as follows:

Position Team Played Won Drawn Lost Goals For Goals Against Goal Difference Points
1 South Korea 2 2 0 0 5 1 +4 6
2 England 2 1 1 0 4 1 +3 4
3 Guinea 2 0 1 1 1 4 -3 1
4 Argentina 2 0 0 2 1 5 -4 0

South Korea wins the group with a win or tie. England wins the group with a win, in which case the Koreans will finish second. The draw would guarantee England the runner-up spot. A loss for England could allow Guinea into the runner-up spot, if it can manage a big win over Argentina.

Per livesoccertv.com, here's where to find the game if watching from the USA:

South Korea vs England - 2017 U-20 World Cup, Group A

When: 7:00 am, Eastern; Friday, May 26, 2017

Where: Suwon World Cup Stadium, Suwon, South Korea

TV: Fox Sports 1

Online: Fox Sports GO, Fox Soccer 2GO, Telemundo Deportes En Vivo, fubo.tv