EBERE Eze played 90 minutes for England U20s on Tuesday evening as they fell to a 3-2 defeat against Portugal in the Maurice Revello Tournament.
The Young Lions – the competition’s defending champions – took the lead through Arsenal’s Eddie Nketiah after eight minutes. They led at half-time but second-half goals from Marcos Nascimento, Goncalo Cardoso and Felix Correia turned the game in Portugal’s favour.
Joe Willock, also of Arsenal, pulled one back for England on 87 minutes but they were unable to force a late equaliser.
The result made it back-to-back defeats for Paul Simpson’s side, who now cannot progress beyond the group stages.
Eze and England will contest their final group match on Friday evening when they face Chile.