England's World Cup Semi-Final Set For Big Screen In Hyde Park

England's World Cup Semi-Final Set For Big Screen In Hyde Park
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Football fever has gripped the nation, but one thing's been missing here in London: a really big screen showing the games. No more.

With the Three Lions exceeding all but the most optimistic of fans' expectations by making it to the semi-final, Hyde Park hosts the game on a huge screen. This comes thanks to the joint efforts of the Mayor's office and central Government, proving once again that there is no division football can't overcome.

Unfortunately, it's not quite as easy as just waltzing up with your face painted with St George's flag. This is going to be a popular one and entry has been capped at 30,000 people (we told you it was a big'un).

Tickets are free, but balloted. The ballot opens at 4pm today (Monday 9 July) and is live until midnight tonight. Ticket winners will be notified at 10am on Tuesday 10 July, and they will need to confirm their attendance by 1pm later that day.

Don't think that one person can apply for their entire heaving crew, as each entry can only apply for four tickets. Tickets will be named and photo ID is required. Under 18 year olds must be accompanied by someone over 21. You can apply here, on British Summer Time's website.

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said:

I am sure Londoners of all ages and backgrounds will come together in their thousands at Hyde Park to cheer England on what could be an historic night. I am delighted that good teamwork has meant we have been able to pull out all the stops alongside Government and other agencies to arrange this big screening. We want this to be a family-friendly occasion and a chance for England fans young and old to show the positive spirit of football to the country and the world.

This team has a chance to write themselves into football folklore and London and the entire country will be cheering them on as loud as we can on Wednesday night.

If you don't get a ticket it's not the end of the world. Check out our guide of places to watch this game specifically, or where to watch all (remaining) World Cup matches.

Last Updated 09 July 2018