England fans turned London's Hyde Park into the rowdiest beer shower

Jose Verdugo
Julio 12, 2018

The dozens of fans on hand were lively through the nail-biting match but ended on a quiet note, as Croatia earned a 2-1 win in overtime to move on to the World Cup Final.

"A lot of surprises at the World Cup, with Germany, Argentina, they are out of the competition, but also surprised by England, how they play, their style, how they play different to the past", he said.

And, specifically for the crowds back in England, it was a chance to fling all those pints of beer high overhead.

Officers are now calling on the public to stay out of trouble during and after tonight's game against Croatia, which kicks off at 7pm.

Croatia's win against Russian Federation in the quarter final on Saturday sent them crashing into the semi-final of the World Cup, but these firefighters had to rush out to an emergency moments before the crucial penalty.

"I've got a amusing feeling that the momentum is so good, and, you know, especially now that we're all going to turn up with special Gareth waistcoats, and that can only help can't it", said fan Lee Walkup, 50. England have this young team that they can massively build on.

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"So for them to go back to their country and take a nation like Croatia to the World Cup final is something incredible".

"We prepared to get to the final and we want to play it. Now I want to go and see what's going on in Russian Federation", said one fan, Michael Roberts, 27, as he waited for his flight.

"Early on in the first half we looked good, we got the goal". Look at the other teams they'll be up against.

Croatia's Mario Mandzukic celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during the semifinal match between Croatia and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, July 11, 2018.

Despite a valiant effort, the team will come home without the Jules Rimet trophy after losing the semi final 2-1 to Croatia. There had been huge optimism during the day that while France in the final would be a tough proposition, there was little doubt that England would make it.

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