England meet a familiar rival in Sweden at Euro 2012, having played against them in three major tournaments over the last 20 years.
But they have at least finally ended that nagging hoodoo. Not since 1968 had they beaten the Swedes until a friendly win in November last year - not so much a monkey off their back but the Planet of the Apes.
And here are five entertaining matches when the Three Lions were thwarted by the Scandinavians...
1992 EUROS, SOLNA
1995 UMBRO CUP, ELLAND ROAD
1998 EURO 2000 QUALIFIER
2002 WORLD CUP, SAITAMA
2006 WORLD CUP, COLOGNE