Sims begins quest for Toulon Tournament glory

By SFC Media time Sat 01 Jun International
Photo by Matt Watson | Josh Sims

Southampton winger Josh Sims will hope to feature when England kick-off the opening game of this summer’s Toulon Tournament against Japan this afternoon.

The Academy graduate was named in Paul Simpson’s 21-man squad, as the young Lions bid to win the competition for the fourth year in a row.

It is a youth tournament but age ranges vary – England have selected an Under-20 squad, but Japan are one of eight non-European nations whose squad is picked from Under-22 players.

Sims and co kick-off at 2.05pm BST in Aubagne, south east France, hoping to get their campaign off to the perfect start.

Group A rivals Portugal and Chile are also in action on day one of the tournament, with only the table-toppers guaranteed a place in the semi-finals of the 12-team competition.

Related

Saints confirm 1.FC Köln friendly
chevron right
Six Saints involved as internationals come to a close
International

Six Saints involved as internationals come to a close

A round-up of September's internationals.

timeWed 09 Sep
Saints duo enjoy successful Nations League evenings Ward-Prowse earns first England start
Southampton FC Women Season Tickets sold out
Womens Team

Southampton FC Women Season Tickets sold out

Fans can join the waiting list for when more are allowed in Snows Stadium.

time8 hours ago
EFL Trophy Preview: Stevenage vs Saints Women's Highlights: Poole 1-5 Saints