A nation dedicated to football but can England's women's team live up to such high expectations?
They certainly have the talent in key veteran Kelly Smith, captain Faye White and speedy striker Rachel Yankey to mention just three.
Boasting talented individuals is one thing but to play as a team is a more important quality for a team that wants to succeed.
This is where manager Hope Powell comes in. The 'A' license-qualified coach achieved what many thought was impossible by guiding England ...