Alas, it was not to be.
"England fans in Hyde Park waste about $10,000 in beer on team's first goal against Croatia", suggested one sports reporter while tweeting out the clip. I thought it would be more of a test than this.
Overall, it's not a surprise Belgium is favored, as it has looked like the better team in this tournament and has more talent.
The Leicester player picked up Ashley Young's corner and headed it firmly into the net. Harry Kane, the captain, is just 24.
Croatia's Mario Mandzukic, centre, sits on the ground after he fell over photographer Yuri Cortez, who is in the foreground still taking photos.
Numerous same players who led England to such success in Russian Federation this year will be returning in Qatar, with four more years' experience under their belts.
"He's just not looked right, to be fair".
On that occasion, the Uruguayans defeated a heavily-fancied Brazil team 2-1 at the Maracana in the final second-stage group game, which effectively served as the tournament's final.
But many fans remained in good spirits and showed their support by singing a rendition of "I'm England 'till I die" after the game.
England manager Gareth Southgate. The waistcoat-wearing coach has transformed England's prospects, and he seems sure to stick around.
Despite being an global force in soccer, the English team has been perennial under-performers at the World Cup, but Prince William believes all that is set to change with the current crop of players and their boss Gareth Southgate leading the charge in Russian Federation.
The FA, the governing body of English football, already have 2022 firmly in their sights.
Sunday's clash in Moscow will mark Croatia's first appearance in the final of football's flagship event and comes 20 years after they finished third, which until now had been their best result in the competition.
And the team is already eyeing up the road ahead.
Southgate said he was unsure if that was the case, but that there was no questioning what the Tottenham striker had brought to the team both on and off the pitch in Russian Federation. Then in extra-time, we showed we still had the energy to play our game.