TheFA.com's Glenn Lavery sends his final, frank, blog from the England Women's camp
Following the 3-0 defeat to France, England found themselves making the journey to Stockholm nine days earlier than they would have liked.
The UEFA Women's Euro 2013 Final will be staged in Sweden's national stadium in Solna, a suburb of the capital city, on 28 July.
Unfortunately, though, all England got to see of Stockholm was Arlanda airport as they boarded flights home to London, Birmingham and Manchester.
England weren't eliminated from the Euros because they lost to France, one of the tournament favourites.
The damage had been done in their opening two group games where they lost to Spain and only managed a draw with Russia at the last.
To their credit, the players have held their hands up.
They know they simply weren't good enough. The hardest thing for them is to try and put their finger on what went wrong.
It was different when they were knocked out of the 2011 World Cup in Germany, when they were again beaten by France. They lost on penalties two years ago, but this time they could only muster one point from three group games and never clicked into any sort of rhythm.
Confidence was high when they flew to Gothenburg a fortnight ago for a friendly against the host nation. After an unbeaten qualifying campaign, a 4-1 defeat was considered just a blip, a wake-up call if you will.
The mood was still upbeat ahead of the Spain game but the added-time defeat hurt. Toni Duggan earned an equally late reprieve against Russia, though it only lasted one more game.
The BBC's fantastic coverage of the team, and also that of a dedicated pack of English journalists, has led to inevitable criticism and that is a shame - and not because the criticism was unfair; in most cases the players would agree with what has been said.
England have steadily improved year-on-year over the last decade and reached the Final of the Euros with largely the same squad four years ago.
In terms of media coverage perhaps it was four years too early.
The last three games should be put into context. Yes, they weren't good enough this time around, but that's not always the case with this team.
They haven't been beaten in a qualifying match for over ten years (to France, yet again) and have claimed notable wins over USA, Sweden and would-be World Cup winners Japan in recent years. For reasons, as yet, unknown it just never happened in Sweden.
The players will now take a couple of weeks off and reflect on what might have been. They won't kid themselves, though. They won't look for excuses.
All they can do now is bounce back, regroup and be ready to go again when the World Cup qualifiers begin in September.