- Three Lions fans across England were seen partying last night as they celebrating the team beating Sweden
- Fans in Manchester, London and Birmingham danced the night away to chants of ‘It’s Coming Home’
- Around 38 million pints of beer are predicted to have been drunk during the game yesterday as England soared through to take on Croatia in the semi-finals
Pubs were packed, barbecues were burning and towns were tense as millions watched the game.
With the country basking in a heatwave, hundreds of thousands of fans watched on big screens at events up and down the country.
Our reporters have been out and about to capture a nation gripped by World Cup fever.
Brits across England were celebrating last night as the Three Lions won their first World Cup quarter-final match in 28 years.
Girls laugh as they make their way up Broad Street in Birmingham after a long day of celebration after England won against Sweden
Around 38 million pints of beer are predicted to have been drunk during the game yesterday as England defeated Sweden and soared into the semi-finals of the World Cup.
Some 18 million pints were expected to be downed in pubs – seven million more than usual – with bar takings soaring to £100 million as a predicted 3.5 million fans pack the country’s 40,000 pubs to watch the match.
An England fan pulls up her top while standing on the bonnet of an ambulance in Borough, London, as other revellers gasp in awe
One fan dressed as England manager Gareth Southgate – complete with his trademark waistcoat – stands victoriously on the ambulance
Several celebrating fans jumped on the bonnet of an emergency vehicle in Borough High Street, leaving it severely dented – much to the annoyance of London Ambulance
Three Lions supporters around the country celebrated wildly as England brilliantly beat Sweden 2-0 in the World Cup quarter final
Fans outside London Bridge station strip to their underwear and lift the flag of St George after England’s victory
A man in Manchester flashes his stomach – and nipple ring – as he celebrates England’s victory over Sweden
A couple walk hand in hand, one dressed in an England shirt following the Three Lions victory over Sweden
Fans in Manchester enjoy a stroll while celebrating a hen party – and England winning their quarter-final match
At home, 20 million pints were thought to be drunk costing around £22 million, the British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA) said.
People were captured from 10am queuing for up to five hours to get a prime spot in a pubs, squares and public showings and the party continued into the night causing mayhem on the street of Manchester, Birmingham and London as fans sang ‘Three Lions’ and celebrated the victory.
In Birmingham fans draped in the flag of St. George stumbled into the streets while video-calling friends.
Others laughed and joked on the streets showing their joy at England’s first victory in their lifetime.
In Manchester, partygoers enjoyed the heatwave as they drank on the streets and danced to chants of ‘It’s Coming Home’.
The antics were in contrast to more responsible fans who were cheering, singing and jumping around celebrating the 2-0 win over Sweden while dousing one another in beer as they celebrated the goals.
Other fans got a bit over-excited by England’s first quarter final win since 1990, participating in some over-the-top antics frowned upon by authorities.
In Manchester, a hen party celebrated the big night in more ways than one
Pink smoke filled the air outside London’s Borough market as fans partied the nigh away
People in Birmingham rest of bollards as the night progresses – many who had been drinking all dayOther shirtless fans were seen dancing on the top of buses while waving their drinks in the air along with England flags as traffic was brought to a standstill (fans in Birmingham pictured)
An England fan climbed a lamp post near London Bridge station after heavy drinking, much to the amusement of a huge crowd
A man wearing a Croatia shirt walks across Broad Street in Birmingham. His team beat Russia last night on penalties and will face England in the semi-final
Several celebrating fans jumped on the bonnet of an emergency vehicle in Borough High Street, leaving it severely dented – much to the annoyance of London Ambulance.
‘Obviously we are chuffed with the result this afternoon but there is absolutely NO excuse to vandalise emergency service vehicles by jumping on them,’ it wrote on Twitter.
‘This vehicle is now off the road and unable to respond to patients. We are better than this England.’
Dozens of fans jumped on top of this bus in Manchester as post-match parties got a bit out of hand
Two girls show off their style in Birmingham as they strut to the club to celebrate England place in the semi-finals
Partygoers get out of a taxi and ready to party as England soar through to the World Cup semi-finals
One party goer in Manchester rest her head against a wall after a long day of celebrations
An ambulance car was trashed by a huge crowd of revellers in London jumping on it, leaving the windscreen smashed and the bonnet so severely dented the vehicle had to be taken off the road.
Other football fans danced on buses singing the Three Lions song, rode on moving cars almost causing causing a family to be mowed down, and climbed lamp posts after heavy drinking.
Several were arrested near London Bridge station as high spirits led to fights on side streets that had to be broken up by police.
A fan hangs off the sign in London Bridge as hundreds of fans take to the streets to celebrate England’s first semi-final place in 28 years
Dressed up for England! Fans show off their fancy dress in Manchester as they head into the night to celebrate the Three Lions
A beach ball is thrown in the air as fans jump and celebrate England’s victory against Sweden
Other fans were seen riding on the bonnet of a car driving through a street crowded with celebrating revellers soon after England’s victory.
The two shirtless men raised their beers to their compatriots, who cheered them on until a near miss at a pedestrian crossing.
The driver, who clearly couldn’t see past the men blocking his windscreen, almost crashed into a a family crossing the street with their dog.
The mother and father were barely able to jump out of the way as the car screeched to a halt too late, pulling their small child out of the way by inches.