Delight for England faithful

The crowd cheering at Harry's Bar in Clarke Quay during the World Cup quarter-final between Sweden and England yesterday. Fans watching the live screening of the match in comfort at the Resorts World Sentosa's Football Fever event.
Above: The crowd cheering at Harry's Bar in Clarke Quay during the World Cup quarter-final between Sweden and England yesterday. ST PHOTO: ARIFFIN JAMAR
The crowd cheering at Harry's Bar in Clarke Quay during the World Cup quarter-final between Sweden and England yesterday. Fans watching the live screening of the match in comfort at the Resorts World Sentosa's Football Fever event.
Fans watching the live screening of the match in comfort at the Resorts World Sentosa's Football Fever event.ST PHOTO: TIMOTHY DAVID

Three Lions fans here on cloud nine as gritty victory means their Cup dream remains alive

It started with a light drizzle. Not the full pelt that Singapore is used to, but an annoying pitter-patter that somehow seeps past the cursory defence offered by shoes, and soaks deep into socks. For Ian McKay, it felt a little like home.

"A gift us British have: we're not bothered by the rain," said a smiling McKay, wearing a red England jersey as he stood next to the VLV bar that projected the England-Sweden match onto the side of a shophouse along the Singapore River, its three-storey screen the biggest in Clarke Quay

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on July 08, 2018, with the headline 'Delight for England faithful'. Print Edition | Subscribe