The show must go on


Despite England’s exit from the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Plymouth City Council and Plymouth Argyle have agreed to leave big screens inside Home Park until the competition has finished.

More than 2,000 England fans watched the Three Lions take on Croatia from the Lyndhurst stand on Wednesday night.

Although the result was a tough one to take, the event was a success, and all concerned have agreed to round the World Cup off with two more screenings.

Councillor Pete Smith, Deputy Leader of Plymouth City Council, said: “Whilst we’re all disappointed about England’s defeat, the screening was such a success, that it makes perfect sense to welcome people in to enjoy the final two matches of what has been a memorable World Cup.”

First up is England’s third place play-off clash with Belgium at 3pm on Saturday. It may be a dead-duck game, but it will mark the final chance to enjoy that summer-of-2018 feeling and cheer on Gareth Southgate’s fallen heroes before they board the plane for home.

The final, at 4pm on Sunday, will be contested by France and Croatia. France will be looking to claim their second World Cup, 20 years after their first while Croatia, who have never been to a final, look to break their duck.

Ticketing arrangements are identical to Wednesday, A limited amount will be on sale, sold from the Home Park Ticket Office in person; on the phone on 01752 907700; and on eticketing.co.uk/pafc.

Food and drink, including alcoholic beverages, will be on sale in the ground.

No food or drink purchased outside the ground will allowed inside for consumption.