Britain turned into a ghost town ahead of England’s World Cup semi-final clash against Croatia.
The usual scenes of rush-hour mayhem evaporated into a concrete desert as fans rushed home to watch Gareth Southgate’s team bid to make the final for the first time since 1966.
The A11 near Newmarket, Suffolk – normally one of the busiest roads in the country – was completely empty this evening at rush hour.
The Croatia game is England’s first World Cup semi-final for 28 years.
The TV audience is expected to be one of the biggest ever in the UK.
More than 20 million were reported to have tuned in to England’s last two games against Colombia and Sweden.
Meanwhile, shops appeared to have sold out of good ahead of the Croatia clash.
One customer posted a photo of empty shelves in Morrisons where half-time nibbles had been snapped up.
Twitter user Russell Butt wrote The streets are going to be empty post-7pm. English people appear to be so paranoid they’ll run out of nibbles mid-game, they’ve emptied the sandwich & hot snacks shelves in Morrisons.
The Tube trains in London were also vacant.
@tyinthesky wrote on social media Ever seen the Central Line so empty? alongside a photo taken at 6.20pm – normally peak time on the London Underground.
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