DANNY Loader twice came off the bench for England Under 20s, but they have been knocked out of the Maurice Revello Toulon tournament after losing their opening two games.

The Young Lions firstly went down 2-1 to Japan U22s last Saturday, despite taking the lead through Chelsea's Trevor Chalobah.

Japan hit back with a 47th-minute strike from Takuma Ominami, and they went in front when Yoichi Naganuma found the back of the net.

Former Royals loanee Josh Sims was introduced from the bench shortly after, while Loader came on in the 82nd minute.

However, neither were able to assist with finding an equaliser.

Loader again came off the bench – this time in the 76th minute – as England's exit was confirmed with a 3-2 defeat to Portugal U19s on Tuesday.

Eddie Nketiah put the Young Lions in front after eight minutes, only for goals from Marcos Paulo, Gonçalo Cardoso and Felix Alexandre Andrade Sanches Correia to put Portugal in command before the break.

England pressed in the second half, but despite Joe Willock's late effort, they were again unable to find an equaliser.

England end their campaign against Chile U23s on Friday.

There was more success for the other two young Royals performing at the tournament, though, albeit Josh Barrett was an unused substitute as Republic of Ireland U21 as they cruised past China U22 4-1.

They take on Mexico U22 today (Thursday), before playing Bahrain on Sunday.

Meanwhile, Michael Olise played 89 minutes on debut for France U18s as they opened the tournament with a hard-fought 2-0 success against Qatar U23s.

Yann Godart opened the scoring with a fine finish before half-time, bringing the ball down with his chest before volleying into the bottom corner.

Olise was withdrawn just before second-half stoppage time, but the hosts added to their lead as Adil Taoui confidently despatched a penalty at the death to give France the perfect start in the group stages.

France were due to play Brazil U22s last night (Wednesday) before facing Guatemala on Saturday.