Venezuela's short recovery time for the U-20 final against England showed in their loss, but the South Americans' effort set the tone for the future.
England have become world champions for the first time since 1966 after defeating Venezuela 1-0 in the Under-20 World Cup final.
Venezuela's national team coach criticised President Nicolas Maduro's crackdown on protesters after reaching their first-ever World Cup final.
England and Venezuela will meet in Sunday's Under-20 World Cup final after beating Italy and Uruguay respectively.
When Venezuela and Uruguay meet in the Under-20 World Cup semifinal on Thursday, it's a showcase of two national programs on the rise.
Venezuela booked their place in the semifinals of the Under-20 World Cup with a 2-1 extra-time victory over United States.
Portugal and Venezuela advanced to the Under-20 World Cup quarterfinals at the expense of Asia's last two hopes on Tuesday.
England advanced to the knockout stage of the Under-20 World Cup on Friday by beating hosts South Korea 1-0 to top Group A.
An own goal by England defender Fikayo Tomori handed Guinea a 1-1 draw Tuesday at the Under-20 World Cup.
England defeated six-time champions Argentina 3-0 on the opening day of the 2017 Under-20 World Cup on Saturday.