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Empty roads during England vs Sweden World Cup match shows a football-mad country as you’ve never seen it


Or go to the beach (Image: London News Pictures Ltd)
Or practice your driving (Image: London News Pictures Ltd)
And plenty of non-fans (and football widows) took advantage of this.

In towns around the country, life seemed to grind to a standstill as fans flocked to pubs or headed home to watch the match.

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In London, large queues started forming as early as 10am outside pubs in London Bridge and Clapham – and eager viewers were queueing for as long as five hours.

Just as well their patience was rewarded…

 

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