But despite the plaudits from FA President Prince William and Geoff Hurst, hat-trick scorer in the 1966 World Cup final, a spotlight was shone on the difficulty most will face in even securing a club game once memories of Sunday's 1-0 win over Venezuela fade. "I do not really know what is going to come but it is part of the development that we are trying to create football players who are capable of being successful at senior tournaments and hopefully this will go a long way to achieving that".
Venezuela is one of two countries, along with Ecuador, to never win the Copa America and it has never qualified for the senior World Cup.
Although England hosts the world's richest soccer competition, the Premier League, playing time for young homegrown players like Calvert-Lewin can be limited as the their places in teams are taken by imported players. Their league is different to ours, it's a better opportunity for young players to play regularly.
England's Football Association will be among those hoping for change after attempting to establish a pathway from youth teams into the seniors, who have underperformed badly in major tournaments for decades.
Venezuela were forced to take pop shots form distance but Woodman proved more than a match for the efforts.
It's a great achievement for all of them and the bigger picture for everyone at the FA and St George's Park.
Mimicking a technique made famous by his namesake, Ronaldo Lucena thumped a dipping, swerving free kick against the post from a full 40 yards.
He looked in line to link up with former Rams coach Simpson at this summer's World Cup, held in South Korea, but was ruled out due to injury.
"It's an incredible feeling and I don't think it will ever go away". England then had a chance to double its lead in the 55th minute when Josh Onomah's shot from well outside the area hit the crossbar.
Woodman, of Newcastle United, made a fine save from Penaranda, one of the stars of the tournament, sticking out a hand to palm the ball away though he was diving in the opposite direction.
Dutch referee Bjorn Kuipers pointed to the spot to signal a penalty before immediately referring to the video assistant referee.