Alas, it didn't come home. Some things just aren't meant to be, but the team did us proud. Now it's time for them to dust themselves off and go again on Saturday in the 3rd place playoff match against Belgium.
This is the game that no-one really wants to be in, and every time, people say they aren't going to watch it. But then the day rolls around and everyone does. So here are some good spots to do that.
Flat Iron Square, Borough
Why not watch the match in the open air at Flat Iron Square? The Bankside street food market will be showing the England game on every one of its large screens, and you won't have far to go for refreshments.
Details TBC — the last couple of England matches were ticketed so watch this space
De Hems, Soho
The Water Poet, Spitalfields
Our go-to pub for any big event, The Water Poet will be showing the match on nine different screens throughout the pub and garden, including an enormous screen in the bar. Tables are bookable, but if you're making last minute plans, the size of the place makes it one of your best turn-up-and-hope-there's-space options.
Free entry, booking a table recommended.
Lowlander, Covent Garden
Jerusalem Bar & Kitchen, Fitzrovia
Jerusalem Bar & Kitchen is showing every World Cup match, including this one, on two projectors. You'll have to book ahead if you want in on the burger and beer for £10 deal, or eight bottles of beer for £20.
Free entry, booking advised.
Belgo: Holborn, King's Cross, Soho and Bromley
This mini-chain of Belgian bars and restaurants is offering a beer and burger for £10 during every World Cup match, including a veggie option. Again, the Belgian beer selection is excellent. Book a table in one of the four London venues to guarantee a seat.
Free entry, booking recommended.
Beer Merchants Tap, Hackney Wick
A new addition to our pub guide, Beer Merchants Tap in Hackney Wick has transformed its back room into a Football Beer Hall with capacity for 80 people. Half the tables are bookable, the other half are first come first served on the day.
Free entry, booking recommended.
The Dovetail, City of London
This petite pub is another which specialises in Belgian beers, as well as serving up moules et frites, croquettes, Flemish beef stew and Belgian waffles. You're advised to book a table to guarantee a spot — but to book a table, you'll have to be dining as well as drinking. Walk-ins are welcome... if there's space.
Free entry, booking recommended
This one usually sells out fast, so get your act together quick if you want to guarantee yourself a ticket. Enjoy HD TVs along with bountiful food and drink on offer.
£5, booking required (they sold out for the quarter final, with no tickets on the door)
Camden's iconic market has its own big screen, surrounded by food stalls from around the world. Along with a bar, pizzas celebrating the tastes and flavours of both teams will be available to buy.
Free entry, just turn up
Fat Ronaldo's, King's Cross
Fat Ronaldo's — named after the legendary Brazilian — is the event taking over warehouse nightclub Egg, with six indoor screens, plus one on the outdoor terrace, plus pizzas and beer. A £10 ticket includes a pint or Pimm's, while £20 will reserve you an area, plus the drink and a pizza.
Tickets £10-£20, advance booking required.