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England's under-17 squad: Meet the players who won the World Cup

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Can England's senior team benefit from youth success? (3:27)

ESPN's Alison Bender and Stewart Robson discuss whether England's senior team will benefit from their youth team's 2017 World Cup triumphs. (3:27)

England's under-17s made history by coming back from two goals down to win the World Cup final 5-2 against Spain in Kolkata, India.

So who are England's newest heroes? ESPN FC profiles the Young Lions:

Curtis Anderson (Manchester City)

England's No.1 has already left his mark on the tournament after scoring and saving a penalty as the Young Lions beat Japan 5-3 in the round of 16 via a shootout. He only turned 17 in September but has already trained with City's first team, having been poached from Blackpool's academy, and the Barrow-born youngster is said to be rated highly by Pep Guardiola.

Josef Bursik (Stoke City)

The goalkeeper, 17, joined Stoke City from AFC Wimbledon in the summer after impressing as No.1 at the European Under-17 Championship.

William Crellin (Fleetwood Town)

The goalkeeper became the first player to represent Fleetwood Town for an England side after playing for the U18s in a friendly defeat to South Africa in May. He recently signed a professional contract with the club.

Timothy Eyoma (Tottenham Hotspur)

The Hackney-born teenager known as "TJ" played every game except the final as England finished runners-up at the U17 Euros in May. He can play right-back or centre-half.

Lewis Gibson (Everton)

The physical left-back, who can also play centre-half, was poached from Newcastle by Everton in the summer for a reported £6 million and he is regarded as one of the most promising young defenders in the country.

Marc Guehi (Chelsea)

Captain at the U17 Euros, the Ivory Coast-born defender is equally comfortable at centre-half or right-back. An imposing physical presence helped ensure that Guehi was playing for Chelsea under-18s as a 15-year-old but he is also very assured in possession, impressing with the ball at his feet. Part of Chelsea's FA Youth Cup-winning side last season, he scored the fourth England goal in the final.

Joel Latibeaudiere (Manchester City)

England's captain in India missed last season's FA Youth Cup final and most of the U17 Euros through injury but has returned stronger than before after working on body mass in the gym during his lay-off. He signed his first professional contract at City in the summer and insiders at the club have compared him to Vincent Kompany.

Jonathan Panzo (Chelsea)

The versatile and physically imposing defender captained England at U16-level and has just turned 17. He has been with Chelsea since the age of eight and is already earning a reputation as a skilful, tricky player, despite playing left-back or centre-half.

Steven Sessegnon (Fulham)

The versatile 17-year-old is the twin brother of club-mate Ryan, who was linked to a host of big clubs in the summer. Steven is equally happy in defence and midfield and he has been called "Fulham's future" by manager Slavisa Jovanovic. He played 90 minutes on his first-team debut in a League Cup win against Wycombe in August.

Conor Gallagher (Chelsea)

The midfielder is from a trio of footballing brothers, who are all Chelsea fans, but he is the only one who has made it in the academy of his boyhood club. The Londoner started off centrally but has increasingly been used out wide. He has been with Chelsea since the age of 6 and signed a professional contract in March.

Morgan Gibbs-White (Wolverhampton Wanderers)

The versatile midfielder made his first team debut shortly before his 17th birthday in January, as a substitute in 2-0 win over Stoke in the FA Cup third-round, and he has since made 12 appearances for Wolves, including seven in the Championship. He is intelligent off the ball and on it. He made his mark in India, scoring England's crucial third goal in the 4-1 win over USA in the quarterfinal and by netting England's equaliser in the final.

Angel Gomes (Manchester United)

One of the most highly rated young players in the country, the goal-scoring No. 10 made his United debut at 16 in May, when he replaced Wayne Rooney against Crystal Palace. Excellent on the ball and a fine passer, there are still concerns about the Londoner's physique, however.

Nya Kirby (Crystal Palace)

The promising attacking midfielder was regarded as the best player in Tottenham's academy, often training with Mauricio Pochettino's first team. But he has ended up at Palace after Chelsea tried to poach him from Spurs, resulting in another bitter dispute between the clubs.

George McEachran (Chelsea)

The younger brother of Josh McEachran, who is now at Brentford, left-footed George is also a classy playmaker who was at the heart of Chelsea's sixth FA Youth Cup win in eight years. Comfortable across the front three and even as a central striker, the Blues have high hopes that he will succeed where his brother did not.

Tashan Oakley Boothe (Tottenham Hotspur)

At just 17, the midfielder is on the verge of Pochettino's senior squad after impressing on the club's preseason tour of the USA. He regularly trains with the senior squad and made his first-team debut in the League Cup against Barnsley last month, replacing Dele Alli in stoppage time. Has also been on the Wembley bench for a Premier League game against Burnley.

Rhian Brewster (Liverpool)

Scored successive hat-tricks in the quarterfinal and semifinal of a World Cup before claiming the Golden Boot with his strike in the final. The 17-year-old follows the likes of Cesc Fabregas and Carlos Vela in winning that award. The Londoner swapped Chelsea for Liverpool at 15 and he is already part of the Reds U23 set-up. The right-footer, who can play up front or as a No.10, was on the bench for a defeat against Crystal Palace in April.

Philip Foden (Manchester City)

The Stockborn-born youngster quickly caught the eye of Guardiola last season, earning a spot on the bench for the Champions League dead-rubber game against Celtic last season and becoming the third youngest player in the club's history to be named in a match-day squad. The tricky midfielder further enhanced his reputation on the club's preseason tour of the U.S. and he has been praised by Glenn Hoddle for his performances in India, which included a brace in the final.

Callum Hudson-Odoi (Chelsea)

Still 16, Hudson Odoi's progress has already attracted the attention of a host of clubs on the continent. The attacking midfielder, who has been compared to club-mate Eden Hazard, scored in the 4-0 win over Chile and he is eligible to represent Ghana, as his brother, Sutton United striker Bradley Hudson-Odoi, does.

Danny Loader (Reading)

A prolific scorer in youth football for the Royals, he made his senior debut in the League Cup against Millwall in August, shortly before his 17th birthday. He can play centrally or wide and he was part of the squad to reach the Euros finals in the summer before signing a professional deal with Reading.

Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund)

Probably the most talented player in the squad, Sancho joined Dortmund form Manchester City for £8m as a replacement for Ousmane Dembele, after deciding his path to the first-team was blocked at Eastlands. The skilful winger, who has already made his Dortmund debut, was recalled by the German club mid-tournament.

Emile Smith Rowe (Arsenal)

The fast winger with an eye for goal joined Arsenal as a 10-year-old and signed his first professional contract in July.