England had a good tournament overall, but their quarter-final defeat to Brazil was frustrating fare indeed.
They looked uncomfortable from the start and I can't remember them creating a single chance, with Michael Owen's goal coming from a defensive error.
It was disappointing stuff but there are a lot of positives for England to take from this tournament as they build for the future.
They are a young team with some outstanding individuals. David Beckham and Owen are world class, and after this tournament Rio Ferdinand can be added to that list. He has emerged as one of the world's best defenders.
The win over Argentina will live long in the memory and the first half against Denmark really set the pulse racing.
Like everyone else I got swept along with the emotions and started to believe in the impossible - but it wasn't meant to be. Here's to next time.