Southampton youngster scores Beckham-esque free-kick for England U-20 vs Brazil U-20 | inside World Soccer

England fell to a 2-1 loss at the hands of Brazil in the U-20 Toulon Tournament on Monday, despite James Ward-Prowse scoring with a David Beckham-style free-kick.

Alisson put the South Americans ahead after eight minutes before Lucas Silva opened up a two-goal cushion soon after the restart.

Southampton youngster Ward-Prowse pulled a goal back in the 70th minute through a lovely free-kick that Beckham would be proud of.

Liverpool defender Brad Smith was able to win a free-kick as Gilberto handled right on the corner of the area.

Ward-Prowse stepped up to strike the set-piece, and his wonderful curling effort beat Brazil goalkeeper Marcos inside his near post.

"Ironically, when you play Brazil people would expect them to come up with a moment of brilliance, but we do that," England U-20 boss Gareth Southgate said afterwards.

"It was not a surprise because everything he does is top-drawer. You score goals like that because of professionalism and hours of practice."


The 19-year-old has a penchant for curling in beautiful free-kicks which proves his latest effort wasn't a fluke.


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