World Cup fever spreads across Fenland during England’s semi-final game against Croatia

Freda, 98, spotted in a Cambridgeshire pub cheering on England. Picture: The Three Horseshoes Pub an

Freda, 98, spotted in a Cambridgeshire pub cheering on England. Picture: The Three Horseshoes Pub and Restaurant. - Credit: Archant

It wasn’t just youngsters and rowdy football fans out supporting the country last night as 98-year-old Freda was spotted watching the World Cup semi-final at a pub in Turves.

Paul Green from Upwell (pictured) was spotted with his three Norwich pals on national TV during the

Paul Green from Upwell (pictured) was spotted with his three Norwich pals on national TV during the World Cup semi-final England game with his Wisbech flag. Picture: Facebook / Submitted / Paul Green - Credit: Archant

She was amongst a busy crowd at The Three Horseshoes to cheer on the England team as they played against Croatia.

Though it wasn’t the outcome everyone had hoped for, football fever certainly brought people in the Fens closer together.

Meanwhile at the match itself in Russia, Wisbech got its 15 minutes of fame as a giant flag sporting the name of the town appeared on international television.

In the top left corner of the flag, the Norwich City Football Club emblem could also be seen.

Back at home in March, Ye Olde Griffin pub was packed to the rafters with hundreds of dedicated revellers chanting ‘It’s Coming Home’ at every opportunity.


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At the end of the game, fans showed their pride for the England team for making it this far by offering a round of applause.

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