Jules Rimet may have put his ticket to England on hold for another four years but there's still plenty to do in Portsmouth this weekend while we count the days until 2022. So if you're looking for something to do to take your mind off the World Cup here's a range of events happening this weekend.
Southsea Food Festival - Saturday 14 July 10am - 6pm & Sunday 15 July 10am - 5pm
If you like food, want to try a variety of different tastes and enjoy a fun day out in the centre of Southsea then the food festival is the place to visit.
Love Southsea food market will be in the precinct on the Saturday, Hampshire Farmers on the Sunday so try a taste of something different and celebrate over a decade of fine food in Southsea.
Cheese Festival on Castle Fields Saturday 14 July 12noon - 10pm & Sunday 15 July 12 noon - 6pm.
Cheesefest UK is a touring food and drink event, with a focus on cheese & cheese-based foods incorporating artisan cheese mongers and sellers and a selection of the UK's best cheese based street food vendors.
The summer's season of music continues on the Bandstand this weekend with tribute acts Forever Queen, Kate Busk-ka on Saturday 14th July from 1pm - 4pm and beats and swing Beatbank Soundsystem, The Silhouettes & Tom Mayhem on Sunday 15 July from 1pm - 4pm.
Discover Sherlock at the City Museum's new - You Don't Know Sherlock Holmes, Yet...
Exhibition with much more of the Doyle archive available to explore. Entry to City Museum is free and its open 10am - 5.30pm this weekend. Check www.visitportsmouth.co.uk for other attractions and opening times.
Acting can be murder at Central Library 2pm Saturday 14 July
Welcoming stars of stage and screen Brian Murphy (of George and Mildred fame) and best-selling crime fiction author Linda Regan. Linda will talk about her transition from acting to writing and interview her husband Brian about time spent in Portsmouth during his childhood and his hugely successful acting career.
Tickets are £4 and can be purchased from any library in the city and you can meet them afterwards and buy copies of Linda's books.
Free community picnic and world food get-together at St Mary's Church on Fratton Road, Saturday 14 July from 11am - 2pm.
Bring your own food or buy world food. Enjoy African songs, performers, and cultural drumming to celebrate Nelson Mandela's centenary.
Not forgetting the splash pads and pools and adventure playgrounds across the city for fun with the children - check the swimming and splash pools page for opening times and details.
Cllr Steve Pitt, Cabinet Member for Culture Leisure and Sport at Portsmouth City Council said: "While we're all disappointed that England won't be in this weekend's World Cup final there are still plenty of ways to enjoy summer in the city: with a wide range of free and low cost activities and events there's something for everyone to enjoy."
And for the die-hard England fans there's the play-off match against Belgium on Saturday to watch Gareth's guys in action again.