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Family flies flag for Colombia on London's 'most patriotic estate'

One family on what's been dubbed London's most patriotic estate will be flying the flag for Colombia tonight - surrounded by hundreds of England banners.

Around 300 England flags are being flown outside homes on the Kirby Estate in Bermondsey.

But Sandra Ramos, from Colombia, who has lived on the estate for 19 years, will be cheering on her national team with nearly 40 family and friends.

A giant screen has been installed on the estate and fans of both teams will eat, drink and watch the game together.

I'm 100 per cent supporting Columbia, even though I was born here.

I don't know how it's going to go. It'll be very close, a difficult game. The English supporters think it will be easy for them, but I don't think it will.

We're in a strong position and many of the top teams are out. It's been a very unpredictable World Cup.

– Jean-Paul Jhonas, Sandra's son

Chris Dowse, 39, who owns the projector that will be set up for the big game, said:

People say there's no communities left in London but there absolutely is.

We have people here from lots of different communities, lots of different backgrounds.

We wanted to have a barbecue to celebrate the estate so we put letters through all the doors. I never expected such a response.

– Chris Dowse

I've been proper overwhelmed and humbled by how much everyone's come together.

I grew up in the 80s, back then it was exactly like this, all about the community. The estate is old fashioned, it's just the way we are.

Bermondsey people are known for it.

– Chris Dowse