By now, in such a different time, the foremost risk from England fans might come from having one faint in your direction after England won against Colombia in the endeavor which had haunted it for a generation: penalties.
Players stepped up and performed when their nations needed them most, but there are only 11 places in our team of the last 16.
Even when England lost the toss on which goal to use, he said he was able to joke about it.
Preston Police said they were deployed to the scene but made no arrests.
In the other match in England's half of the draw, host nation Russian Federation - riding a wave of euphoria after their shock win against 2010 winners Spain - face a Croatia side inspired by Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric in Sochi on Saturday. None of the teams in this side of the draw, including England, would have begun the tournament with realistic expectations of reaching the final.
This World Cup is now without Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo; the two players who have dominated world football for over a decade now.
"I remember at a previous World Cup, one patient of mine had suffered a heart attack while watching an England match but put off calling 999 until the game had finished".
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"We looked at individual technique, we looked at how we needed to be as a team".
And for England, three words sum up their entire experience at the World Cup.
But the world's most expensive player has hit the headlines as much for his perceived play-acting as for the on-pitch performances that have helped his side ease into the last eight without ever being seriously troubled.
Gareth Southgate's team showed the world that they can pass the ball, and keep it, against opponents who would usually expect to dominate possession. The Croats were one of only two teams to win all their group games but needed a penalty shootout to overcome Denmark on Sunday.
The centre-back pairing consists of Colombia's Yerry Mina, who scored his third goal in three matches in Los Cafeteros' defeat to England on Tuesday evening, and Brazil's experienced defender Thiago Silva, who was on also on target in their round of 16 game.
"He was very sick indeed by that time but said he couldn't tear himself away from the game".
England will expect to have the majority of possession against Sweden, but can they make better use of it?