With the U20 World Cup set to kick off, we preview what's at stake for the front-runners and outsiders in each group, with France eyeing the trophy.
Ahead of the tournament, ESPN FC profile 10 of the players to watch as 24 sides go head-to-head to be crowned youth world champions.
The United States will play Ecuador, Senegal and Saudi Arabia in the first round of the Under-20 World Cup in South Korea.
Brazil under-20's limited attack proved fatal to their hopes of playing in May's World Cup.
In a crucial year for the United States men's national team, qualifying for the 2018 World Cup headlines ESPN FC's list of 17 goals for the USMNT.
Doug McIntyre explores the next steps for 15 young United States players, including Gedion Zelalem, DeAndre Yedlin and Ventura Alvarado.