When England face Ghana in the U20 World Cup, it evokes memories of the '93 Finals.
England's U20s have twice reached the semi-finals of the FIFA World Youth Cup - in 1981 and 1993.
Both of those tournaments were played in Australia. Our '81 team went down 2-1 to Qatar in the semis and then suffered a 1-0 reverse to Romania in the Match for Third Place. Before that we had beaten Cameroon 2-0 and drawn 1-1 with Argentina and Australia in 'Group D' and beaten Egypt 4-2 in the quarter finals.
England's line-up for the semi in Sydney was: Mark Kendall, Colin Greenall, Stephen Kinsey, Stewart Robson, Paul Allen, Trevor Peake, Geoffrey Dey, Neil Webb, John Cooke, Danny Wallace and Michael Small (Tony Finnigan).
David Burnside's U20s met Ghana in the '93 semi-finals and the Africans will now be one of England's Group D opponents in the Egypt finals in September. We drew with South Korea 1-1, beat USA and Turkey 1-0 and then Mexico on penalties after a 0-0 draw to set up the clash with the talented Ghanaians at Sydney Football Stadium.
Ghana went 2-0 up before Jamie Pollock netted with a spot-kick and Chris Bart-Williams struck the bar in an exciting finale. Three days later England clinched third place as they edged their Aussie hosts 2-1.
The team for this semi was: David Watson, Steve Watson, David Unsworth, Marvin Harriott, Ian Pearce, Anthony Hughes, Chris Bart-Williams, Darren Caskey, Jamie Pollock, Julian Joachim and Alan Thompson.
England have also played Uruguay, one of our other two opponents in September, in the World Youth Cup before. It finished 0-0 at the Group stage in Portugal in 1991.