England World Cup excitement hits fever pitch as nation gears up for Croatia semi-final

www.yahoo.com | 7/11/2018 | Staff
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“As soon as England beat Colombia demand for classic England shirts increased massively and we've seen another spike after Gareth Southgate's side beat Sweden on Saturday,” said site spokesperson Greg Lee.

“Currently 75 per cent of our new listings on the website are England shirts, which is over 200 a day to meet the demand. 15 per cent of all searches on the website were 'England' on Saturday. ”

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He added: “We also have a pop-up shop in Shoreditch which is also seeing a huge number of England fans looking for a classic shirt to wear for the next England game. We are having to ship extra stock down to London every day to meet demand.”

There has also been an increase in fans purchasing retro Gareth Southgate England shirts, including the infamous grey Euro 96 away shirt from his penalty miss against Germany in the tournament.

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Millions of hopeful fans rushing home to watch the game will be leaving work early to get a prime viewing spot, predicts the AA.

“Football may be coming home but we predict that millions of people will be going home early on Wednesday evening,” says Edmund King, AA president.

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“Historically the biggest TV events and quietest roads in the UK were during the World Cup final in 1966 followed by funeral of Diana, Apollo 13, royal weddings and Muhammad Ali’s ‘Rumble in the Jungle’. This game will join the list.”

The evening rush hour from work will also be earlier than normal, predicts the AA, who say roads will be deserted as England kick off against Croatia.

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“We are likely to see an earlier than normal rush hour from work, as despite a 7pm kick-off, many venues screening the match get filled up hours before the game,” adds Mr King.

“Rail commuters may also take earlier trains perhaps worried about delays or...
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