England didn’t go home completely empty handed (Image: Sebastian Frej/MB Media/Getty Images)

Football may not have made it home, but the 2022 World Cup Fair Play award has.

After Sunday’s dramatic final between Argentina and France, it was revealed that England had won the award following their performance on the pitch in Qatar.

But what exactly is the Fair Play award that goes to FA Headquarters?

Here are all the important details.

What is the Fair Play Award?

The Fair Play award is given to the team with the best disciplinary record at the World Cup.

Harry Maguire’s booking was the only blemish on an otherwise impeccable criminal record (Photo: Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

Only teams that qualify for the Knockout Stage are eligible for the prize.

England only picked up one yellow card at Qatar 2022 – Harry Maguire was booked after a nudge from Antoine Griezmann in the 90th minute of the Three Lions’ quarter-final defeat.

England will receive the FIFA Fair Play trophy, a diploma, a medal for each player and staff member and just over £40,000 worth of football kit to support youth development.

Peru was the first country to receive the award in 1970 after failing to receive a yellow or red card during the tournament in Mexico.

This isn’t the first time the Three Lions have lifted the award, having done so at Italia 90 before sharing the trophy with hosts France in 1998.

Brazil is the team with the most fair play awards with four.