That was the last time a senior England team reached a major final.
Tonight the long wait could be over.
Phil Neville's Lionesses take on reigning champions the USA in the World Cup semi-finals tonight.
It's an England side packed with North West players. One of the biggest stars is former Everton and Manchester City forward Nikita Parris.
Nikita comes from a very successful sporting family. Her sister is professional boxer Natasha Jonas.
And SHE is backing her younger sister to fire England into the final.