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9 July 2018, 15:37 | Updated: 11 July 2018, 22:58
England’s semi-final against Croatia on Wednesday will be the biggest London screening of a football match since Euro ’96…
British Summer Time is set to hold a huge public screening in Hyde Park of this Wednesday’s England World Cup match, in which the team take on Croatia in the semi-finals.
London Mayor Sadiq Khan announced that the game will be the biggest screening in the capital since the days of Euro ’96. He said: “World Cup fever has gripped London and the rest of the nation and we have all been swept away by the fantastic exploits of Gareth Southgate’s team.
“Wednesday evening is a huge opportunity for our boys to do what many of us thought was impossible before the World Cup began and reach the Final.”
⚽️ Croatia v England ⚽️— BST Hyde Park (@BSTHydePark) July 9, 2018
BIG NEWS. We're screening Croatia v England at Barclaycard presents BST Hyde Park! Up to 30,000 FREE tickets will be available and allocated via our official ticket ballot. All info here: https://t.co/rmYIkmHtY2
IT'S COMING HOME pic.twitter.com/gefngfIuNA
Up to 30,000 tickets will be available. Ballot registration will start at 4pm and be live until midnight on Monday 9 July.
Tickets will be allocated by a lottery system. Ticket winners will be notified by 10am and will need to confirm attendance by 1pm on Tuesday 10th July.
To apply, fans should visit – https://www.bst-hydepark.com/events/detail/croatia-v-england/
Fans are being told to only attend Hyde Park if they have a ticket as there will be no admission to anyone without a ticket.
The Mayor and Government have also confirmed that discussions are taking place regarding how to support a screening in the capital if England reach the World Cup Final.
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