FOOTBALL fans across the city united in celebration at England’s elevation in this year’s World Cup.

Yesterday’s match (Wednesday) was the first semi-final England have been part since 1990.

Pubs and bars in the city decked their venue in red and white flags, and saw swarms of excited fans descend on their premises for a nail-biting 90 minutes session.

People in the city were looking forward to the game against Croatia.

Dean Harrison said: “I’ll be happy as long as England win.” He predicted the score to be 2-0 to England.

Jason Parker, who was selling England flags for the match, said: “The last two games have been tough for the Croatians so there shouldn’t be any stress for us.” He also predicted the score to be 2-0 to England.

Sue Clingan said: “We’ve been selling loads of masks, flags and bunting all morning (Wednesday). “

She too predicted the score would be 2-0 to England.

In preparation for the match, a plea went out to England fan to not damage St Richard’s Hospice’s giraffe trial.

The charity launched its 10-week sculpture trail on Monday (July 9) after 18 months of planning – showcasing 30 giant decorated giraffes and 27 calves.

In Droitwich, drinkers from the Freemasons Arms pub turned the town into a sea of red and white to support the England team.

More than 250 flags were put up around the town.

The flags were funded through a GoFundMe page with a target of £2,018.

Left over cash with be donated to St Richard’s Hospice.

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