Twitter lauds Tottenham defender Cameron Carter-Vickers' Under-20 World Cup performance

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While the USA centre-back skied his spot-kick as his side lost their quarter-final matchup with Serbia 6-5 on penalties, his performance during the preceding scoreless 120 minutes was flawless.

The USA saw their Under-20 World Cup run come to an agonising end at the quarter-final stage on Sunday after a 6-5 penalty shootout defeat to Serbia.

After beating Colombia 1-0 in the round of 16, Tab Ramos’ side held their opponents to a 0-0 stalemate for 120 minutes, as Tottenham Hotspur starlet Cameron Carter-Vickers and centre-back partner Matt Miazga thwarted attack after attack to help keep their side in the match.

With goalkeeper Zack Steffen also putting in a valiant performance, the game went to penalties and, after a back-and-forth affair in which both sides survived must-make and must-save scenarios, it was Nemanja Maksimovic who fired in following John Requejo’s miss to send Serbia through to the semi-finals.

Carter-Vickers was another who missed his sudden death attempt but, after a man of the match-calibre showing against a strong side, few fans were holding it against him when all was said and done.

The youngest member of the US squad at just 17, the Southend-born defender played every minute of their campaign in New Zealand and having earned rave reviews in the process, the Twitter reaction reflected the growing excitement surrounding both his club and international future.

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