After a relentless season and the draining drama of England's run to the final of the European Championships, it feels in many ways that a long break would be in order for both players and supporters.
But football never sleeps and, with clubs back in pre-season training already, the Three Lions themselves will be back in action at the beginning of September when they pick up the threads of their World Cup 2022 qualifying campaign.
Gareth Southgate wasn't able to fully commit his future to the national team in the wake of the Euros but with a little time to rest and recuperate he will surely be the man who takes England to Qatar next winter.
Three wins out of three in March have England into a dominant position in their group ahead of another triple-header which includes potentially difficult trips to Hungary and Poland with the visit of Andorra sandwiched in between.
That game is scheduled for Wembley and with potentially no restrictions in place on the size of the crowd but the FA will be waiting on what punishment, if any, is handed down by Uefa after they opened disciplinary proceedings into the security breaches at the final against Italy in addition to charges surrounding the behaviour of supporters.