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Kent cheers on England in the world cup quarter final match against Sweden

By Amy Nickalls

Gareth Southgate and his team scored a 2-0 victory over Sweden.

The victory means the team has reached the semi final, something which hasn't happened for 28 years since Italia 90.

Back gardens, front rooms, pub and county fairs have been filled with people eager to see the boys in red secure their place in the semi-final.

In a tournament that has thrown up all sorts of surprises, could this be England's year?

In Chatham, Olly Dowman-Coldbeck is kitted out in his England strip for the game, complete with football whistle.

Olly Dowman-Coldbeck ready for the match (2925536)
Olly Dowman-Coldbeck ready for the match (2925536)
Fans go wild at the County Show when England went 1-0 up (2925633)
Fans go wild at the County Show when England went 1-0 up (2925633)

And in a bid to keep their thousands of visitors on site past 2pm, Kent County Show have put up big screens for people to enjoy the match.

Seven-year-old Ethan Eeles from Rainham is very excited to be watching the big match.

Ethan Eeles age 7 (2925591)
Ethan Eeles age 7 (2925591)

Tracey Becker sent us this picture from a joint birthday party and World Cup match in Herne Bay.

Tracey Becker and family in Herne Bay having a birthday BBQ and a screening of the match
Tracey Becker and family in Herne Bay having a birthday BBQ and a screening of the match

At Pub in the Park, a foodie festival run by TV chef Tom Kerridge the match clashed with Toploader on stage so the band announced the England goal secured by Harry Maguire.

Fans watch the match at Pub in the Park in Tunbridge Wells (2925618)
Fans watch the match at Pub in the Park in Tunbridge Wells (2925618)
Toploader announced the score to people at Pub in the Park
Toploader announced the score to people at Pub in the Park

A big screen has also been set up outside.

But if you find yourself having to travel somewhere then the motorways should be clear.

The deserted M20. Picture: Geraldine Allinson/KMG (2925646)
The deserted M20. Picture: Geraldine Allinson/KMG (2925646)

Doing it for the girls, Maddison Woodfine aged three who's enjoying the match from Maidstone.

Maddison Woodfine watching England, In Maidstone. (2925651)
Maddison Woodfine watching England, In Maidstone. (2925651)

And if you worry about missing a goal but need a chocolate fix, News Plus on Shirley Avenue in Chatham have you sorted.

News Plus in the Davis Estate are ready for any customers (2925654)
News Plus in the Davis Estate are ready for any customers (2925654)

Getting ready for the World Cup 2038 are four-year-old twins Marshall and Taylor Hurley who had to fit training in around the match today.

Twins Marshall and Taylor Hurley (2925657)
Twins Marshall and Taylor Hurley (2925657)

And no words needed to explain the joy in this living room celebration as Marie and her brother Mikey in Ramsgate proudly hold their England flag.

Marie and Mikey with their England flag. Picture: Kelly Turner Beadle (2926043)
Marie and Mikey with their England flag. Picture: Kelly Turner Beadle (2926043)

Send your pictures to anickalls@thekmgroup.co.uk.

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