England are participating in their seventh consecutive World Cup but are looking for their first triumph since 1966.
Could they end that agonising wait at Qatar 2022? The early signs are positive at least, with the Three Lions roaring into the knockout stage by winning their group with seven points from three games.
After opening with a stunning 6-2 demolition of Iran, Gareth Southgate and his players came in for some criticism following a dour 0-0 draw with the United States, but they turned on the style again in a 3-0 rout of Wales.
Now, England face Senegal in the last 16, but who will start against the Lions of Taranga? As this tournament has already underlined, Southgate has plenty of top-class players to choose from...