Up to 10,000 tickets unsold for the England vs Sweden match in Russia 

Up to 10,000 tickets go unsold for the England vs Sweden match in Russia as 30m Britons worldwide prepare to watch World Cup quarter-final in pubs, on big screens and in their front rooms

  • Around 10,000 tickets for England’s game with Sweden today remain unsold 
  • Despite this 30m Brits are expected to watch the game  –  the most ever for an England match
  • England’s match against West Germany in Italia 90 is the current most viewed televised game at 25.2m

Around 10,000 tickets remain unsold for England’s World Cup quarter-final match against Sweden, as 30m Brits worldwide gear-up to watch the game on TV.

Just 2,836 tickets have been sold to England supporters for the game in which they are likely to be vastly outnumbered by Swedish fans. 

In comparison, more fans are expected to watch the game at a free screening at Nottingham Castle – 3,000 people, according to Sky.

Just 2,836 tickets have been sold to England supporters for the game against Sweden. Pictured England fans in Samara pose with a Mexico fan

 

Becca Shearman, 22, takes on the Swedish meatball challenge at Apocalypse Cow in Liverpool. She will be one of the many watching the game on TV today

Bars across the country have been filling up on beer ahead of today’s game against Sweden. Pictured beer being delivered

England’s supporters on the streets of Russia ahead of today’s crunch game against Sweden

England fans on the streets of Samara. The Three Lions match against Sweden is likely to attract 30m viewers, making it the most viewed England game ever

England’s thrilling victory over Colombia was watched by a whopping 23.8m people  – making it the most viewed TV programme of the year. 

The Three Lions match against West Germany in the World Cup in Italy in 1990 is the team’s current most viewed game ever.

But the game against Sweden today is tipped to top the Italia 90 viewing figures, with up to 30m people expected to watch the game.

Those watching today’s game on mobile devices may want to wear earphones to avoid overhearing neighbours’ cheers – as the live stream could be a whole 20 seconds behind live TV.  

More than 23m TV viewers watched England’s victory against Colombia last week

The largest TV audience for an England World Cup game was in 1990 against West Germany

England are looking to get through to their first World Cup semi-final since Italia 90.

England’s record against the Swedes reads: one win, two defeats and five draws in major tournaments and qualifying campaigns. 

At its peak,England’s match against Columbia had a more than 80 per cent share of TV audiences, meaning four out of every five people watching TV were viewing the game. 

Those watching today’s game on mobile devices on a live stream, should expect a delay as it is expected to be a whole 20 seconds behind live TV.

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