Thousands Of Empty Seats For England's Quarter Final Game After 'German Fans Bought Them'
Thousands of seats were left empty in England's game against Sweden in the World Cup quarter final match - after they were reportedly bought in advance by confident Germany fans.
Well this is awkward, isn't it?
According to The Sun, there were empty seats across the stadium in Samara and it was all down to ambitious Germans who believed they would be playing in the fixture after winning their group.
According to reports, there were 10,000 tickets sold back to Fifa by Germany fans who had expected their team to be in the last eight.
England fans were only able to buy 2,500 from the Football Association and tickets were apparently being sold for around £30($39) earlier today with plenty still on offer.
After a slow start this afternoon, England revved up the heat when Harry Maguire scored a header from an Ashley Young corner.
The Mirror reported that Sweden have never won a World Cup game where they have been behind at half time, drawing two and losing nine.
And that statistic lives on as Dele Alli doubled England's lead when he escaped his marker 58 minutes in. At 22, he goes down as the second youngest player to score a World Cup goal for England, behind only Michael Owen.
Pickford 'the flying superhero' saved two absolute blinders from Janne Andersson's team, which was helped by England's defensive play as they threw themselves in to block any attempt.
After their 2-0 win, the Three Lions will play World Cup hosts, Russia, or Croatia on Wednesday.
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