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Forster-Caskey gets England run but Brazil edge win

The Argus: Jake Forster-Caskey started for England in France Jake Forster-Caskey started for England in France

Jake Forster-Caskey's growing reputation earned him a place in the England team to face Brazil last night.

The Albion midfielder retained his spot in England under-21 manager Gareth Southgate’s starting XI for the second game of the Toulon tournament.

Indications were that Southgate wanted to play Forster-Caskey and Albion team-mate Solly March in the seemingly easier group opener against Qatar last Thursday before reverting to a more experienced line-up to face Brazil.

But Forster-Caskey’s excellent performance against Qatar, which was capped by scoring the second goal, persuaded Southgate to pick him ahead of Chelsea’s Josh McEachran last night.

It was a third England under-21 cap for Forster-Caskey in what is an under-20s tournament but his night ended early when he was replaced by striker Cauley Woodrow in the 50th minute with the Three Lions 2-0 behind.

England went behind to an eighth-minute Alisson effort after a defensive mix-up and Lucas Silva struck Brazil’s second after a mistake by Liam Moore in the 47th minute.

James Ward-Prowse struck a superb 70th-minute free-kick but England could not find an equaliser in a 2-1 loss.

March came on as a last-minute substitute.

Albion keeper Christian Walton played for England under-19s as they beat Scotland 2-1 last night in their quest for European qualification.

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6:59am Tue 27 May 14

B rian Tawses left foot says...

Great to see these young players getting international experience.
Great to see these young players getting international experience. B rian Tawses left foot
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8:37am Tue 27 May 14

Captain Haddock says...

B rian Tawses left foot wrote:
Great to see these young players getting international experience.
Hear hear!

It was a shame that the way England set-up and played they didn't get Jake in the ball in the right areas. As he wasn't getting lots of early touches he looked a bit jittery when he did receive and so never really got off the ground, barring one neat, sharp turn and pass on the right side in the little time he had after the break.

Solly didn't get a chance . He was brought on in stoppage time (far too late to have an impact and I don't think touched the ball). Should have come on within two mins of Ward Prowse's stunning free kick when we had the psychological boost and impetus.
[quote][p][bold]B rian Tawses left foot[/bold] wrote: Great to see these young players getting international experience.[/p][/quote]Hear hear! It was a shame that the way England set-up and played they didn't get Jake in the ball in the right areas. As he wasn't getting lots of early touches he looked a bit jittery when he did receive and so never really got off the ground, barring one neat, sharp turn and pass on the right side in the little time he had after the break. Solly didn't get a chance . He was brought on in stoppage time (far too late to have an impact and I don't think touched the ball). Should have come on within two mins of Ward Prowse's stunning free kick when we had the psychological boost and impetus. Captain Haddock
  • Score: 2

9:28am Tue 27 May 14

bbb1969 says...

Southgate got his tactics wrong. We had no midfield in the right areas and were pushed up to play with the strikers leaving big gaps in the centre. Brazil pushed and closed down but had loads of space in the middle. JFC needed more support.
What I found disappointing was the Brazil player who went down clutchin his face when pushed in the back. Did not think they started them so young in their acting careers; south American and some Europeans are talented and gifted so why spoil the game.
Southgate got his tactics wrong. We had no midfield in the right areas and were pushed up to play with the strikers leaving big gaps in the centre. Brazil pushed and closed down but had loads of space in the middle. JFC needed more support. What I found disappointing was the Brazil player who went down clutchin his face when pushed in the back. Did not think they started them so young in their acting careers; south American and some Europeans are talented and gifted so why spoil the game. bbb1969
  • Score: 2

11:11am Tue 27 May 14

Captain Haddock says...

bbb1969 wrote:
Southgate got his tactics wrong. We had no midfield in the right areas and were pushed up to play with the strikers leaving big gaps in the centre. Brazil pushed and closed down but had loads of space in the middle. JFC needed more support. What I found disappointing was the Brazil player who went down clutchin his face when pushed in the back. Did not think they started them so young in their acting careers; south American and some Europeans are talented and gifted so why spoil the game.
Absolutely spot on about the tactics and I also agree about the play-acting. That guy and also Ademilson were both really disappointing in that regard.
[quote][p][bold]bbb1969[/bold] wrote: Southgate got his tactics wrong. We had no midfield in the right areas and were pushed up to play with the strikers leaving big gaps in the centre. Brazil pushed and closed down but had loads of space in the middle. JFC needed more support. What I found disappointing was the Brazil player who went down clutchin his face when pushed in the back. Did not think they started them so young in their acting careers; south American and some Europeans are talented and gifted so why spoil the game.[/p][/quote]Absolutely spot on about the tactics and I also agree about the play-acting. That guy and also Ademilson were both really disappointing in that regard. Captain Haddock
  • Score: 1

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