England breezed through their World Cup qualifying group, dropping just three points along the way, but things quickly unraveled for the Three Lions this summer. Here's a look at their disastrous World Cup campaign in pictures.
It was all smiles boarding the plane. How quickly things would change.
Injured captain Rio Ferdinand - ruled out before the tournament - looks on glumly from the dugout.
The long barrier fails Robert Green. The start of England's demise.
John Terry consoles Robert Green, but the damage is done.
This was as close as Wayne Rooney came to scoring a goal in South Africa.
A frustrated looking Fabio Capello barks out instructions to his team.
One of the few fans brave enough to stay for the full 90 minutes against Algeria.
John Terry's body language plus his ill-advised comments hint that all is not well within the camp.
John Terry forgets he's not at the swimming pool.
Happier times for the Three Lions. Jermain Defoe's strike books a spot in the last 16. What a difference another goal could have made.
Manuel Neuer claims he didn't see Frank Lampard's goal. Evidence would suggest otherwise.
Wayne Rooney remonstrates with Jorge Larrionda. 'It was this far over ref!'
Thomas Mueller sticks the knife into England's back.
Consigned to defeat. Not even Becks can rally the players this time.
A stark reminder of a German masterclass.
Wayne Rooney applauds the fans as England crash out.
Defeat to the Germans was too much for some.