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Incredible scenes in Cambridge as ecstatic football fans celebrate England’s World Cup win over Sweden

Football fans in Cambridge have been wildly celebrating England's quarter-final win against Sweden in the World Cup.

The Three Lions marched into the tournament's semi-finals with a 2-0 victory today (July 7).

Before the game city residents were lapping up the glorious sunshine as the July summer heatwave continued.

The build-up

Outside the Hop and Grain Store pub in Regent Street, fans were having their faces painted with England flags.

From left England fans Scott Lawson, Sam Lock, James Weldrake, Connor Lawson and Peter Oughtred

Face painter Tess Parker, 28, from Cambridge said: "It's just to get in the spirit of things. We're always doing different things. It's just a bit of fun. I'm not normally into football but everyone's in the spirit of it so we wanted to do something to join in."

England fans Tess Parker (left) and Charlene Baker

Swedish and England fans were mixing alongside each other as the game approached.

Bella Axelsson, 11, who goes to school in Cambridge but has lived in Sweden said she was "10 out of 10" excited for the match.

Young Sweden fan Bella Axelsson

While Lisa Wallin, a hairdresser from Uppsala, Sweden, now working in Cambridge said: "I wish I was in Sweden but it's fun to be here. I hope we win."

A packed house in The Regal pub in Cambridge

Mark Graves, 48, from King's Lynn was celebrating his stag do inside the Hop and Grain Store.

"Its perfect timing," he said.

The goals

Overjoyed England fans

Inside The Regal pub, on St Andrew's Street, raucous England fans sang song after song as kick off approached.

They had to wait half an hour before England's first goal, a header from defender Harry Maguire.

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Beers were sent flying and people embraced and cheered as their team took and early lead.

After half time things only got better, another header, this time from Delli Alli, made it 2-0 to England.

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The celebrations

When the final whistle was blown at full time, the crowd in The Regal exploded for joy.

Fans spilled out onto the street, singing and tell each other "It's coming home".

England fans celebrate in the street in Cambridge

Bus drivers tooted their horns as they passed a large group of shirtless men who sang their hearts out.

England's next match will be against either Russia or Croatia on Wednesday, July 11, at 7pm.

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