For a nation such as England, where football is the national game and arguably the greatest domestic league in the world is played, their record at international level is rather poor. Since their only World Cup triumph in 1966, their fourth-place finish at Italia '90 remains their best showing.
Steven Gerrard was a part of England's "Golden Generation" of players that many believed were capable of ending the country's wait for success at major tournaments. That didn't materialise, and the Golden Generation faded with a whimper.
Gerrard has outlasted most of his contemporaries and remains a major figure in the current squad, captaining Roy Hodgson's side heading to this summer's event in Brazil.
So what are Gerrard's five best World Cup moments?