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International action for Berahino and Garmston

Albion young guns feature while Morrison and Foster also target game time

SAIDO Berahino was unable to prevent England’s Under-20s from falling to a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Brazil in the Toulon Tournament yesterday.

The Albion striker started the Group B encounter in Saint-Raphael and played the full 90 minutes as Gareth Southgate’s Young Lions were edged out.

It was their second game of the tournament following a 3-0 success over Qatar - which Berahino also completed - with matches against South Korea and Columbia coming up tomorrow and Friday respectively.

England’s U20s need to win both of their remaining fixtures and hope Brazil lose against Qatar in order to reach the June 1 final.

Bradley Garmston made his debut for the Republic of Ireland’s U21s at the weekend in a 1-1 draw against Qatar in Germany.

Garmston was a half-time substitute in the friendly encounter and proved key to his side’s injury-time equaliser, crossing for Villa’s Mason Watkins-Clark to convert.

James Morrison will be hoping for game time when Scotland face Nigeria tomorrow at Craven Cottage.

The midfielder has been selected in Gordon Strachan’s squad for the London friendly as the Super Eagles step up their preparations for this summer’s World Cup.

Ben Foster is also eyeing a taste of the action two days later as England entertain Peru at Wembley on Friday.

It is the first World Cup warm-up game for Roy Hodgson’s Three Lions squad before they travel to Miami to face Ecuador and Honduras in early June.