Runners-up in the European Championship earlier this year, England are hoping to go one better at this tournament.
Here’s a guide to each member of the England squad hoping to feel on top of the world come the final on October 28.
England Under 17s have shone so far in the World Cup ahead of their last-16 match with Japan
Curtis Anderson (Manchester City)
England first-choice goalkeeper at this tournament, Anderson played in the first two group matches against Chile and Mexico before being rested against Iraq.
Hailing from Barrow in Cumbria, Anderson signed for City at a young age from Blackpool’s academy and worked his way up through the ranks.
Was part of the England Under 16 squad that won the Nike International Tournament in Florida back in 2015, which included a 2-0 win over Brazil.
Curtis Anderson is England U17s No 1 goalkeeper – having played in their opening two games
Josef Bursik (Stoke City)
Bursik was England’s No 1 during their run to the final of the European Championship back in May, when they were beaten on penalties by Spain in the final.
The highly-rated stopper signed for Premier League Stoke from League One AFC Wimbledon back in the summer, joining the Potters as a scholar.
He had joined the Dons aged nine and worked his way through the youth teams, featuring for their Under 18 side and acting as reserve keeper in two first-team matches last season.
Josef Bursik is highly-rated and recently signed for Premier League outfit Stoke this summer
William Crellin (Fleetwood Town)
Crellin became the first-ever Fleetwood player to be called up into an England squad when he was selected for the pre-World Cup warm-up games against Brazil and South Africa.
Born and bred in Fleetwood, Crellin caught the eye of the England scouts with his performances in their development squad and recently signed professional forms with the League One club.
And his career took another step forward when he started in the 4-0 win over Iraq on Saturday afternoon.
William Crellin made his World Cup bow in England’s 4-0 win over Iraq on Saturday
Timothy Eyoma (Tottenham Hotspur)
A centre half converted into a right back during his time in Tottenham’s academy and he fulfils that role with distinction for England.
Born and raised in Hackney, he joined Spurs in July 2016, playing a prominent role in their youth team’s run to the FA Youth Cup semi-finals and also playing in the UEFA Youth League last season.
He played each game at the European Championship earlier in the year except the final and Mauricio Pochettino’s willingness to promote and nurture young English talent bodes well for the 17-year-old’s future.
Timothy Eyoma is a rising talent in the Tottenham academy who is excelling with England too
Lewis Gibson (Everton)
Everton signed Gibson from Newcastle United’s academy in the summer in a deal that could rise to £6million. They pounced amid interest from most of the Premier League elite.
The left-sided defender believes he can follow in the footsteps of some of the other Everton academy graduates who have made the step up into the first team.
Gibson describes himself as ‘a player who is willing to put my body on the line, the kind of defender who likes to tackle and is not afraid.’
Lewis Gibson, pictured in action last season, joined Everton from Newcastle this summer
Marc Guehi (Chelsea)
Guehi, who captained England at the Euros earlier this year, can slot in either at right back or in the centre of defence.
He was born in Abidjan, in the Ivory Coast, but has represented England at three different age groups as well as acquiring the taste for winning trophies at Chelsea.
He was part of the team that beat Manchester City to win the FA Youth Cup once again at the end of last season, having also helped the Blues’ youth side win the Under 18 Premier League.
Chelsea defender Marc Guehi is equally comfortable at either right back or centre back
Jonathan Panzo (Chelsea)
Tall and physically imposing defender Panzo is another member of the Chelsea youth set-up and he has captained England at U16s level during his young career.
Usually plays at centre back and is comfortable on the ball when required to pass out from the back. A video of him performing a cheeky nutmeg in training did the rounds a couple of years ago.
Panzo played for Chelsea’s Under 18 and U23s teams last season, building up some important experience.
Jonathan Panzo is a tall and physically imposing defender who is also comfortable on the ball
Joel Latibeaudiere (Manchester City)
The centre half was given the honour of captaining England at this tournament and was a welcome achievement for the City player given his injury problems last season.
The 17-year-old couldn’t play in the FA Youth Cup final loss to Chelsea in May and also missed most of the European Championship.
He has made up for lost time this year and before jetting off to India played for City in the Youth League and also for the older age group in the Premier League 2.
He also featured for the City Under 21 team in their Checkatrade Trophy match with Rotherham United, which was won on penalties.
Joel Latibeaudiere was given the honour of captaining England at this tournament
Steven Sessegnon (Fulham)
Steven is the twin brother of Ryan, the exciting left back who broke into Fulham’s first-team during their run to the Championship play-offs last season and who was courted by many of the leading Premier League clubs.
Some say Steven is every bit as good and Slavisa Jokanovic is keen to give him opportunities, handing the 17-year-old a debut in the EFL Cup tie with Wycombe Wanderers.
Sessegnon is a versatile performer who can operate comfortably at full back, centre half or as a holding midfielder.
Steven Sessegnon can operate comfortably at full back, centre half or as a holding midfielder
George McEachran (Chelsea)
The younger brother of Josh, the former Chelsea midfielder who is now with Championship side Brentford.
George is still at Stamford Bridge and has been there since the age of eight, recently signing a two-year professional contract.
The attacking midfielder, who likes the No 10 position, helped Chelsea to glory in the FA Youth Cup and the Under 18 Premier League last season and played every game for England at the Euros in May.
George McEachran is an attacking midfielder who likes to play in the No 10 role too
Phil Foden (Manchester City)
Foden is one of the star turns in the England team and has performed very well, getting himself on the scoresheet in the win over Mexico.
Possessing tight and tidy control, the left-footed wide midfielder can glide past opponents and likes to dribble the ball. He is also showing plenty of maturity in his World Cup performances.
City are certainly excited about the 17-year-old, born in nearby Stockport, and he also impressed Pep Guardiola in the club’s pre-season tour of the United States.
Phil Foden has a bright future ahead of him for Manchester City and at international level
Tashan Oakley-Boothe (Tottenham Hotspur)
The Spurs midfielder has also enjoyed first-team exposure, with Pochettino taking him on the club’s pre-season tour of the United States, where he made three appearances including against Paris Saint-Germain.
He then made a brief first-team debut against Barnsley in the EFL Cup, replacing Dele Alli in injury time, with further outings almost certain to follow.
Played five matches in England’s run to the final of the European Championship earlier this year.
Tashan Oakley-Boothe battles for the ball in midfield for England against Mexico on October 11
Angel Gomes (Manchester United)
The United attacking midfielder captained England in their third and final group game with Iraq, maintaining his record of skippering England at each age group he has represented.
One of the most highly-rated talents in the United academy, which he joined at the age of six, London-born Gomes was handed a first-team debut when he replaced Wayne Rooney in the final Premier League game of last season.
At 16 years and 263 days old, he became the youngest player to represent United since Duncan Edwards in 1953 and the first player born this century to play in the Premier League.
Manchester United starlet Angel Gomes captained England U17s in their win against Iraq
Nya Kirby (Crystal Palace)
Another youngster who moved this year is Kirby, who switched Tottenham’s academy for Crystal Palace’s at the start of the year amid interest from Chelsea.
The Blues had to backtrack in their effort to sign him in November 2016 when Tottenham reported them for tapping up but Kirby is now settled in south London.
Wasn’t in the squad for the Euros but came off the bench against Chile and started in the match with Iraq.
Nya Kirby started for the Young Lions in their win over Iraq at the weekend
Callum Hudson-Odoi (Chelsea)
Yet another exciting attacking player in Chelsea’s youth tanks, he committed to the London club with a three-year contract back in the summer amid interest from Juventus and Benfica.
Capable of playing out on the wing or as a No 10, Hudson-Odoi played a key role in Chelsea’s Youth Cup title defence last season, scoring in the fifth round, semi-finals and final.
He also scored for England in their Euro final with Spain, only to suffer penalty heartache after their opponents equalised at the death.
Chelsea’s Callum Hudson-Odoi has attracted interest from Juventus and Benfica in the past
Emile Smith-Rowe (Arsenal)
The speedy winger signed his first professional contract with the Gunners back in the summer, having joined them at the age of 10.
Last season, Smith-Rowe represented Arsenal’s U23s side at the tender age of 16 and was a regular for the U18s team.
Played a bit-part role from the bench at the European Championship and was an unused sub in the first two group games before Steve Cooper rung the changes against Iraq.
Arsenal winger Emile Smith-Rowe made his tournament debut in the victory over Iraq
Morgan Gibbs-White (Wolverhampton Wanderers)
Exciting times for Championship leaders Wolves and exciting times for midfielder Gibbs-White, who has enjoyed several career milestones this year.
He made his first-team debut for Wolves, aged 16, as a substitute against Stoke in the FA Cup third round in January and then made his first league appearance a month later.
He has come off the bench in all three of the group matches and looks set for a bright future.
Morgan Gibbs-White has come off the bench in all three games for England at the World Cup
Conor Gallagher (Chelsea)
Surrey-born Gallagher came from a family of Chelsea fans, so it comes as little surprise that he has been on the club’s books since the age of six.
The midfielder has diligently worked his way through the ranks at Cobham and signed a two-year professional deal back in March.
Part of the Chelsea’s recent success at youth team level too.
Conor Gallagher runs with the ball from midfield as England won their third group-stage game
Rhian Brewster (Liverpool)
Brewster gained quite a lot of attention when he curled home a spectacular free-kick in England’s win over Mexico.
But Liverpool fans in the know are well aware of the young striker’s talents given his good scoring record for the youth teams.
Brewster arrived at Anfield from Chelsea at the age of 15 and he has grown his reputation from there, with some fans calling on Jurgen Klopp to give him a first-team debut soon.
Rhian Brewster jumps for joy after scoring a stunning free-kick for England against Mexico
Danny Loader (Reading)
Striker Lorder joined hometown club Reading from Wycombe at the age of 13 and proved himself as a reliable goalscorer in the Royals’ youth teams.
Made his first-team debut at the start of last season, coming on during an EFL Cup win over Millwall and becoming only the third Reading player to make his debut under the age of 17.
Played five games at the Euros earlier in the year and scored twice in the win over Iraq at the weekend, his first World Cup appearance.
Danny Loader scored twice for the Young Lions in Saturday’s win over Iraq
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Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund)
Without question the most high-profile member of the England squad given the publicity that surrounded his recent transfer from Manchester City to Borussia Dortmund.
The winger may have taken the No 7 shirt vacated by Ousmane Dembele but he is certainly viewed as one for the future by the German club, who paid in the region of £8m for the teenager.
He has certainly shown his class for England at this tournament, scoring once so far, and was named as the best player for his brilliance at the European Championship. However, on Monday he was recalled by Dortmund and will not take part in the knockout rounds of this tournament for his country.
A name to linger on the lips of football pundits for many years to come though, you suspect.
Jadon Sancho has been recalled from international duty at the Under 17 World Cup
Sancho scored three goals for his country at the competition in India prior to his withdrawal