Dean Rittenberg earned his second cap for England's Under-18s but finished on the losing side on Monday afternoon.
The young striker came off the bench just past the hour mark at St. George's Park, but the Three Lions lost 2-1 to Croatia.
It had started well at Burton for Neil Dewsnip's side as they took an 8th minute lead through Chelsea striker Alex Kiwomya, however two goals in six second half minutes saw the visitors claim the victory.
Rittenberg replaced Brendan Barker in the 68th minute but England couldn't force an equaliser.
The two sides meet again this Wednesday afternoon.