The side are out in Spain for three friendly fixtures ahead of their UEFA EURO qualifiers next month. The French took the lead in the first half through Ismael Doukoure before the Young Lions hit back midway through the second period as Aston Villa’s Aaron Ramsey levelled things.

Elye Wahi then managed to get on the scoresheet twice for France to confirm their victory and England will aim to bounce back when they face Mexico Under-19s on Saturday afternoon.

They then round off their time in Spain with a match against Belgium Under-19s on Tuesday next week.