England lost 3-2 against Olympic champions Argentina in the quarter-finals of the Hockey World League Final in India.
Lucas Vila and Matias Paredes put the world number one side ahead, before David Condon got England off the mark just before half-time.
Juan Gilardi restored Argentina's two-goal lead with a penalty stroke.
Adam Dixon's deflected shot took England back within a goal, but they ran out of time to find an equaliser.
England will next face the Netherlands in a losing quarter-finalists match on Friday at 11:45 GMT.
After beating the Netherlands, Germany join Argentina, India and Australia in the semi-finals.
England squad: Harry Gibson, Henry Weir, Sam Ward, Mark Gleghorne, Phil Roper, Adam Dixon, Barry Middleton, Brendan Creed, David Goodfield, David Condon, Liam Sanford, George Pinner (captain), Luke Taylor, Harry Martin, Liam Ansell, Chris Griffiths, James Gall.