Football will unfortunately not be coming home this year, as the Lionesses fall short of World Cup triumph in Australia at the hands of Spain.
In a topsy-turvy game, Spain have came out on top with a narrow 1-0 win thanks to a 29th minute goal from Olga Carmona at Stadium Australia.
The final also saw England goalkeeper Mary Earps save a penalty, but England were unable to capitalise from there.
England progressed through the group stages relatively easily, starting off with a 1-0 win against Haiti during the opening round of fixtures.
Another 1-0 win followed against Denmark on 28 July, while they thumped China 6-1 just three days later.
The knock-out rounds is when things got tough for England though, particularly the round of 16 clash against Nigeria.
After star player Lauren James was shown a red card in the 87th minute, England managed to hold out for a goalless draw after 30 minutes of added time.
And while England fans may fear the 'P' word - yep, penalties - the Lionesses managed to beat Nigeria in a shootout to progress to the Quarter finals.
A tie against Colombia awaited England next, on paper a tougher test than the Nigeria clash.
But as we all know, football is not played on paper - so the Lionesses were going to face a challenge no matter who they were playing, it is a World Cup after all!
Fortunately, the Lionesses managed to go through to the semi-finals thanks to goals from Lauren Hemp and Alessia Russo, despite the South American side taking the lead in the first half.
The hosts Australia were next up for England, a tough task in front of a loud Aussie crowd.
Despite taking a halftime lead through Ella Toone, the Aussies hit back in the second half thanks to a cracker from Sam Kerr.
However, Hemp got onto the scoresheet shortly after, and England's place in the final was confirmed in the 86th minute thanks to Russo.
That set up a date with destiny on Sunday, the Lionesses second major final in the space of just a year.
Whether England came out victorious or not, it was already decided that there would be no bank holiday to mark the momentous occasion.