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World Cup Fanzone success

Watch England in the sun – and the other teams too

Published on June 21st 2010.


World Cup Fanzone success

The World Cup Fanzone is working a treat down at Castlefield.

There are three big screens, all the games are being shown and there’s a capacity of 17,500 for England matches.

At 3pm it’s England v Slovenia. Will this be the national team’s worst moment or a case of hope revived? The good news is we’re playing other struggling Europeans. 2-1 anybody? 2-0?

As soon as the real England turn up rather than the present replicants everything will be just dandy.

Upcoming tasty morsels include Tuesday’s 3pm battle to see whether the rebellious and ludicrous French team can beat South Africa and qualify ahead of Mexico and Uruguay. And in the evening it’s all up for grabs in Group B as teams vie to qualify with Argentina.

England fans begin to gather

Thursday features a desperate Italy against Slovakia, with the World Champions’ future hanging by a thread after a draw against lowly New Zealand.

Germany on Wednesday and Spain on Friday will also have to chew nails before seeing if they progress.

The Europeans are struggling – apart from Holland.

But there’s something much bigger taking place on Wednesday.

Waiting for the game to start

At 3pm it’s England v Slovenia. Will this be the national team’s worst moment or a case of hope revived? The good news is we’re playing other struggling Europeans. 2-1 anybody? 2-0?

Either way the best place to watch (or hide your face in your hands) will be at the Hyundai fanzone.

Get down there and you’ll find a 5-a-side beach football arena, bars, food and all sort of random entertainment.

Access to the Hyundai Fan Park at Castlefield is free of charge but tickets are required to access screenings of England matches. These are available from www.quaytickets.com and are limited to four tickets per household. Tickets are free of charge but there will be a booking and postal fee of £1.50 per order to cover costs. Tickets will be posted first class.

To book, click here.

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7 comments so far, continue the conversation, write a comment.

AgricolaJune 21st 2010.

Dibigo bless you. Words in English and other languages, change meaning, change nuance. It's called being a living language.

DescartesJune 22nd 2010.

Now *that* is random ;)

J E SibberingJune 22nd 2010.

I say, is Fred Elliott writing your articles now, I say?

Remember there´s also a 5-a-side beach football arena, bars, food and all sort of random entertainment.

Get down there and you´ll find a 5-a-side beach football arena, bars, food and all sort of random entertainment.

AgricolaJune 22nd 2010.

no entiendo de nada Tblzebra

J E SibberingJune 22nd 2010.

errrr repetition Agricola, I say, repetition.

EditorialJune 23rd 2010.

Ah yes Tblzebra, now changed

NortherngeezerJune 23rd 2010.

Is somebody talking bollox again?

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