England fans soak up the atmosphere in Volgograd as smallest ever travelling support battle blazing 30 degree heat and fears of ‘ferocious’ mosquitos ahead of Tunisia opener
- England supporters are out in force ahead of Gareth Southgate’s sides first game
- Three Lions fans have descended on Volgograd and long wait is almost over
- There was friendly atmosphere as Tunisians mixed amicably with England fans
England fans are taking over Volgograd, soaking up the atmosphere in scorching 30 degree head ahead of their side’s World Cup opener against Tunisia.
The St George’s Cross can be seen everywhere and excitement levels are ratcheting up ahead of kick off.
England are likely to be cheered on by the smallest following at a World Cup in recent history.
England supporters are in high spirits ahead of their side’s Group G opener against Tunisia
There is a friendly atmosphere with Tunisia supporters also descending on Volgograd
Fans and tourists enjoyed the sights with plenty of interest in the Mamayev Kurgan
Tunisian supporters have also been out in force and mixing amicably with their Group G rivals.
It seems the travelling support are fully embracing what the host nation has on offer, with some fans wearing the traditional fur hats.
Author: Nancy Parker
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