England Women’s Under-19s were edged 2-1 by Spain in their opening match of the La Manga Tournament.
Manchester United’s Aimee Palmer scored the Young Lionesses’ goal just before half time.
Rehanne Skinner’s side face China on Saturday and Switzerland on Monday.
England will host the U19 European Championship elite qualifying round on home soil in April.
They take on Turkey [on Wednesday 3 April], Sweden [Saturday 6 April] and Italy [Tuesday 9 April] with every match to be played at St. George’s Park.
England: 1 Hannah Hampton (Birmingham City), 14 Poppy Pattinson (Bristol City), 5 Esme Morgan (capt; Manchester City), 15 Georgia Eaton-Collins (University of Florida), 2 Olivia Smith (University of Oklahoma), 6 Amy Rodgers (Liverpool), 20 Aimee Palmer (Manchester United), 10 Ella Rutherford (Bristol City), 17 Lucy Fitzgerald (Millwall Lionesses), 9 Lauren James (Manchester United), 11 Rebecca Jarrett (University of Virginia).
Substitutes: 16 Jess Park (Manchester City) for James 46, 19 Ebony Salmon (Sheffield United, on loan from Manchester United) for Jarrett 64.
Substitutes not used: 13 Emily Ramsey (Manchester United), 3 Grace Neville (Millwall Lionesses), 4 Niamh Cashin (Rider University), 7 Emily Syme (Yeovil Town), 8 Sophia Pharoah (Brighton & Hove Albion), 12 Naomi Hartley (Manchester United), 18 Amelia Hazard (Arsenal).
Goals: Palmer 44