We are still waiting for Brazil to show their best, but there is plenty to be said about a team who make a habit of winning when not playing well.
This is a question that has yet to be answered - even though they are about to play in the last 16 of the World Cup.
Sue Smith has played football for England 93 times and is delighted with how support has grown.
On the Kirby Estate in south London there are wall-to-wall England flags plus the odd defiant Colombian one.
"The relationship with us and the fans is improving because we're sort of showing them more - and showing them more of us as people", Rashford says. That number goes up to 21 if you include the sides who have recorded wins in the Euros over the same 12-year span in which England have come up empty.
A leading Northern Ireland women's footballer said she will be cheering on Gareth Southgate's side tonight.
England have been presented with their best opportunity to reach a World Cup semi-final since they last reached one at Italia 90.
Ever the gentleman, Dave Grohl didn't take it to heart, and even let fans know when the score was "one-nothing England" before launching into their Big Me track, causing the crowd to erupt into cheers.
Jasper Cillessen was taken off in the 120th minute, with Tim Krul replacing the now Barcelona goalie and going on to save two penalties to take his country through.
All of a sudden the public opinion has gone from England having no chance to them never having a better chance.
England could well reach the World Cup final this year. "With the new stadium coming, the training ground - to move forward we'll need to bring new players in and I'm sure they're looking at that". And this remains the case after they lost what was effectively a "B" worldwide to Belgium in their final group game in Kaliningrad.