Roy Hodgson says England's qualification for the World Cup will be one of the highlights of The FA's 150th anniversary year.
Victories over Montenegro and Poland earlier this month secured the Three Lions' place at the top of Group H and sent them through to the Finals in Brazil next summer.
This Saturday evening the celebrations continue in central London as The FA stages a gala dinner on the site that it was formed exactly 150 years earlier.
It was on Monday 26 October 1863 that a meeting took place at the Freemasons' Tavern in Great Queen Street, near Holborn Station, with the object of establishing a code of rules for the regulation of football.
And the England boss believes reaching Brazil is a great way to honour the landmark birthday of the beautiful game.
Speaking to TheFA.com, Hodgson said: "150 years is well worth celebrating and a World Cup in Brazil is also a little bit special, so I shall really enjoy the fact that we’ve done it.
"It would have been a dampener had this been one of the years that England didn’t qualify. That doesn’t happen that often, but it has happened in the past."
Hodgson says England's fans have been an inspiration to his team both home and abroad as they won six and drew four during their ten qualifying encounters.
The Three Lions had the highest average home attendance across the nine European qualification groups for the World Cup, and the boss says it's that enthusiastic following that will push them on in Brazil.
"I’ve been delighted by the support we’ve had from everybody, the fans who have made such a big effort to get to Wembley to cheer us on, to follow us away from home," said Hodgson.
"We all felt that the joy we had at qualifying was being shared by so many people at the stadium and in front of their TV sets.
"That gives us a very good feeling and further motivation, if we needed one, to keep going and do well when we get to Brazil."