Wayne Rooney and Steven Gerrard helped secure England's place at the 2014 FIFA World Cup and hailed it as the 'icing on the cake' for The FA's 150th anniversary.
On Saturday evening, The FA will hold a gala dinner in central London at the site of its formation exactly 150 years earlier to celebrate the beautiful game that is now played and watched by billions around the globe.
And the event comes just eleven days after goals from Rooney and Gerrard against Poland confirmed the Three Lions' spot at next summer's World Cup in Brazil.
“It’s a great way to end the year – that’s all we could ask for," said Rooney, who scored seven times during qualification, including a first half header against Poland last week.
“We said before the last two matches if we could go into these two home games needing six points we’d be confident we could do that and we’ve proven that to be right. It’s a job well done from everyone.”
Captain Gerrard clinched victory in the must-win meeting with the Poles at Wembley, slotting home an 88th-minute effort.
Having featured in two previous World Cups, the Liverpool midfielder said he's proud after leading the team through a successful qualification campaign.
"The FA always back the team, they give us no excuses not to perform," he told TheFA.com.
"It’s a special year for them and the icing on the cake was always going to be qualification and we’ve done it."
He added: "I’ve had some wonderful nights as a Liverpool player and captain, but to lead the team to Rio is a special feeling."
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