England set out on the road to Brazil against Moldova tonight with skipper Steven Gerrard admitting it will need a miracle to win the World Cup - but it could happen.
Built up for every World Cup they enter, this time expectations are low.
Part of that comes from yet another tournament when England failed to progress beyond the quarter-final stage.
A rather more sizeable portion is the knowledge that South America, for any European country, is uncharted territory.
Many good European teams have tried and failed. And, despite their present status as third in the FIFA rankings, most do not feel England are a good team.
Today we ask: Will England’s football team qualify for the 2014 World Cup?