England bask in World Cup glow

Angelo Anderson
July 11, 2018

You'd have to wonder why.

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Almost 20 million viewers tuned in for the win over Sweden and social media is awash with videos of excited fans watching on big screens in bars and parks, fanatically celebrating every England goal.

British Airways, which has seen a 700 percent increase in searches for flights to Russian Federation on its website since England's penalty shootout win over Colombia this week, said on Saturday it would be releasing hundreds more seats on Moscow flights.

The ambulance was out of action and unable to respond to patients as a result.

Football fans planning to watch England's World Cup quarter-final in Leeds city centre today have been warned that several road closures are in place due to a demonstration.


Croatia thought they had won the match when Domagoj Vida rose to nod in a corner in the first period of extra time but Mario Fernandes headed home from a free-kick to pull Russian Federation level at 2-2.

There was a little too much enthusiasm in one area of London, however, where revellers jumped on an ambulance vehicle, causing enough damage for it to be taken out of service for repairs. But tour operators are now expecting a surge of fans heading for next Wednesday's semi-final in Moscow against either Croatia or Russian Federation. Have the IKEA Ultras gone too far?

In the later match in Sochi, Russia's fairytale run came to a halt as they were beaten on penalties by Croatia after 120 gruelling minutes of football.

It might not have triggered the quake sensors, but the roar of joy that greeted England's World Cup victory over Sweden on Saturday was heard throughout the land.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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