For the first time in a long time, England fans are cautiously hopeful.
Roy Hodgson's squad is packed with skilled youngsters who are determined to make their mark on the international stage, as well as Premier League standouts with passion to spare.
Leicester City's fairy tale season has whipped up belief across the nation, to the point that our underdog status has lost all meaning. We can do it - and we know it, too.
But hope is a dangerous thing. Wallowing in self-pity is a far safer bet. For that reason, we've collected all of the moments that England have been knocked out of a major tournament, and turned them into a nifty quiz!
We're very, very sorry.