It is an undistinguished record, taking in Portugal in 2004, Sweden in 1992, Spain in 1982 and Italy in 1980.
When Chelsea eliminated Barcelona from the Champions League at Camp Nou in April, Roberto Di Matteo was quick to point out the finest piece of technique on show all night had been the goal scored by a Chelsea player, Ramires.
Theo Walcott pointed to England's comeback against Sweden as evidence the squad boast the necessary character, as well as bite, to progress and excel in the latter stages of the European Championship.
There are two images that endure. The first is of an airborne Andy Carroll, his eyes fixed on the ball as it careers over in a delicious arc from the right flank and the white flash of gritted teeth, his jaw fixed, an indication of the power he is straining to summon from heaving neck muscles.