Burnham pubs full and M5 empty for World Cup semi-final
football fans crowded into town centre pubs and clubs to watch England
lose against Croatia in the semi-final of the World Cup.
fans watching were in tears at the final whistle as the result sank
in following England crashing out of the World Cup 2-1 to Croatia
in extra time in Moscow.
M5 motorway junction was almost deserted during the big game, as
pictured below, as motorists avoided travel and watched the match
Three Lions took an early lead through Kieran Trippier's free kick
and had chances to double their advantage throughout the first half.
they were pegged back midway through the second half when Ivan Perisic
flicked home a cross to make it 1-1. Croatia had the better of the
latter stages and scored again in extra time.
World Cup run has given Burnham's pubs and clubs a boost with crowds
of extra customers over the last few weeks to watch the games.
Fans heading home from The Railway after England's 2-1 loss