For the first since 1990 and third time in World Cup history, England have booked their place in the semi-finals of the FIFA World Cup. Also Read - Pele Backs Kylian Mbappe to Become Best Player of His Generation, Says French Forward Can Emulate His Tally of 1000 Goals
The 28-year wait erupted with wild celebrations after England’s victory over Sweden in the team’s first quarter-final victory for nearly 30 years. Also Read - Manchester City Striker Gabriel Jesus Reflects on His Dipped Form Following World Cup Campaign
According to The Independent, authorities issued warnings as fans in the capital and across the country flocked onto the streets, bringing traffic to a standstill.
Footage showed elated supporters from Brighton to Gibraltar, many wearing England shirts or none at all, dancing and spraying beer into the air to celebrate the historic win.
Chants of “it’s coming home” broke out as England’s place in the semi-finals was secured, with the game set to take place in Moscow on Wednesday night.
Transport for London (TfL) reported traffic blockages in Lewisham and Southwark as fans poured onto the streets.
TfL said: “A2 Lewisham Way at the junction of New Cross Road – there are large crowd numbers in the carriageway.”
The last time England won a World Cup quarter-final was against Cameroon in Naples in 1990, and since then they have lost two.