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'Fanzone' in Manchester brings people together for England's World cup semi final

Fans celebrating in Manchester City Centre after England go through to first semi final since 1990 Credit: Manchester Evening News

After calls from football fans, Manchester City Council has confirmed it has secured a last minute sponsor to help pay for the cost of a Fanzone for the World Cup Semi final on Wednesday.

Large screens will be erected at Castlefield Bowl for up to eight thousand supporters to watch England's game against Croatia, kicking off at 7 o'clock.

The car website Autotrader has agreed to be the main sponsor, picking up the cost of the big screens and security at the event.

Fans will be searched on entry and no alcohol can be taken inside the event, but can be bought on site in plastic bottles and cups.

Councillor Pat Karney, Manchester City Centre spokesperson says the World Cup continues to bring people together.

Tickets will be sold on a first come basis.

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Ouch! England fan left red faced after World Cup celebration...

This was the moment an England fan scored a bit of an own goal while celebrating the 6-1 win against Panama.

The fan approached a bus outside the Commercial Hotel in Haslingden, Lancashire, and leapt in the air.

As you can see - it all went downhill from there:

The fan ended up on his backside after trying to grab hold of the driver's window, pulling it completely off its fittings.

Joy turns to embarrassment for the fan as he ends up in a heap on the the road with the window on top of him.

Kieran Trippier: a giant World Cup tribute from a proud Dad

The giant flag is a show of parental pride for the player. Credit: MEN Media

England star Kieran Trippier's dad has shown his pride in his son's man of the match performance against Tunisa by flying a huge flag with his name on at his family home in Bury.

The 20ft high flagpole displays a huge St George’s Cross with the words ‘Trippier 2’ emblazoned across it.

It takes pride of place in the front garden of the family home in Summerseat - where the right-back grew up.

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