England Under-21s begin their preparations for Brazil

Sunday 25 May 2014
England Under-21s were back on the training ground ahead of Monday's game with Brazil

England Under-21s were back on the training pitch on Saturday, as their attentions turn to the prospect of facing Brazil in their second match of the Toulon Tournament.

Gareth Southgate's squad picked up a 3-0 win in their opening game against Qatar on Thursday, and after a week which also included a Euro qualifier against Wales, the players were given some free time on Friday afternoon to relax and recover.

England v Brazil

The Toulon Tournament
6.30pm, Monday 26 May 2014
Stade Louis Hon, St. Raphael
Live on BT Sport

 


But it was soon back to business on Saturday with thoughts very much on how they're going to approach Brazil in St. Raphael on Monday evening. 

The South Americans have won both of their opening matches at the Tournament, starting with a 2-0 victory against Korea Republic and then beating Colombia by 2-1 on Saturday evening.

Southgate and his assistant Steve Holland have studied both matches and know what sort of test to expect.

"They're physically very strong, that was notable and we know that's going to be an extremely tough game," said the head coach.

"But we're in good spirits and frame of mind, it's a very positive group."

After training, a number of the players chose to watch local rugby team Toulon's success in the Heinekein Cup Final against Saracens in Cardiff, before the Champions League Final took place in the evening.

Watch highlights from the latest training session in Saint-Cyr-sur-Mer in the media player above. 

By Nicholas Veevers in Saint-Cyr-sur-Mer, France