A huge outdoor screen will show the England game in Sheffield on Wednesday
Watch football come home in football’s home city
A giant outdoor screen in Sheffield will be showing England's World Cup semi-final tie with Croatia on Wednesday evening.
The game is to be shown on Devonshire Green, allowing fans to make the most out of England's incredible World Cup run and the ongoing heatwave at the same time.
Lord Mayor of Sheffield Magid Magid announced the screening on social media, writing:
"With Sheffield being the true home of football and England absolutely bossing it in the World Cup, we will be putting on a mahoosive screen on Dev Green from 6pm on Wednesday 11 July!"
With Sheffield being the true home of football and England 🏴 absolutely bossing it in the World Cup, we will be putting on a mahoosive screen on Dev Green from 6pm on Wednesday 11 July! 👊🏾💚
— 🚀MΛG!D (@MagicMagid) July 7, 2018
While it's common knowledge that football is coming home, not everyone knows that the home of football is in fact Sheffield.
The Steel City not only boasts the world's oldest club, Sheffield F.C., but also the world's oldest football ground, Sandygate, which was built in 1860 and is home to Hallam F.C.
One of the maddest things we've ever seen 🙈🙈 pic.twitter.com/ElWJ31KubJ
— The Leadmill (@Leadmill) July 7, 2018
People struggling with hay fever, or who just prefer to watch the game indoors, will be able to catch the fixture at venues across Sheffield, including Walkabout and The Leadmill.
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