England Women’s Under-19s lost 3-1 to Netherlands in the opening match of the annual La Manga Tournament.
Mo Marley’s side are preparing for the final round of Euro qualifiers later this month.
England 1-3 Netherlands
La Manga Tournament
Thursday 3 March
But their opening match in southern Spain didn’t go according to plan as the Dutch went ahead just before the half-hour mark.
Arsenal youngster Evie Clarke levelled just after the restart but Netherlands scored twice more to claim all three points.
Next up for England is USA on Saturday (5pm GMT).
England: 1 Sian Rogers, 2 Emma Kelly, 3 Eloise Wilson, 6 Leah Williamson (C), 7 Keira Walsh, 9 Jenna Legg, 10 Evie Clarke, 14 Gabrielle George, 16 Grace Fisk, 18 Mayumi Pacheco, 20 Lucy Loomes.
Substitutes: 15 Rinsola Babajide for Loomes 70, 19 Chloe Peplow for George 70, 5 Sophie Stamp for Legg 82, 12 Mollie Rouse for Walsh 90+4.
Substitutes not used: 4 Lauren Davies, 8 Atlanta Primus, 11 Mollie Green, 13 Sandy MacIver, 17 Chiara Ritchie-Williams.
Goal: Clarke 49
Head coach: Mo Marley