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James Ward-Prowse hits stunning free kick

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Southampton midfielder James Ward-Prowse hit a sublime free kick but was unable to prevent England's under 20's from a 2-1 defeat against Brazil.

The future England star sparked hopes of a comeback after a poor start to the game that saw them 2-0 down. But the Young Lions were unable to complete the comeback and it is now unlikely they will reach the final of the Toulon tournament.

The 19-year-old was an integral part of a successful Southampton side last year, making 34 appearances in the league. He impressed the now Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino and was an almost permanent feature in his team selection at St Mary's.

He hopes to follow in the long line of successful Saints academy graduates and who have gone on to make an impression in the full national side as Theo Walcott, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Luke Shaw have done.

Manager Gareth Southgate, meanwhile, was frustrated following the defeat and told the BBC: "it's disappointing because we feel we were equal to Brazil, one or two players showed nerves but the biggest disappointment was the goals we conceded."

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