. Brazil will chase a record-equaling sixth FIFA Under-20 World Cup title on Saturday in a tournament final that pits South American flair against European pragmatism. The Brazilians go into the decider against Serbia as heavy favourites after rediscovering their attacking verve in a 5-0 semi-final demolition of Senegal. But in Auckland they will face a dogged Serbian side who during their time in New Zealand have demonstrated an ability to strangle a match, accounting for more fancied opponents including Mexico and the United States. For Brazil, the final represents the chance to match Argentina’s record of six youth trophies at a tournament where the South American arch-rivals have long jostled for bragging rights. It would also rub salt into Argentinian wounds after they were bundled out in the group stage for the first time in 24 years. The Serbs, meanwhile, can announce their arrival on the world stage at a tournament seen as a proving ground for young talent […]

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Close battles to look forward to on Day 3 as Algeria and Slovenia look to take advantage of the draw between England and USA. In Group D, Serbia and Ghana play a potentially do-or-die game, while Germany kick-off against Australia! Here is a look at Day 3...

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The beautiful game has thrown up a crop of hardened football players whose aggression, energy, enthusiasm, pride and passion can improve or bring down the morale of their team. TheHardTackle's Dhawal Verma lists down the top ten footballers whose aggresive on-field antics could impact the fortunes of their respective sides in the World Cup.