England are set to be roared on by as many as 10,000 fans as hordes of supporters descend on Moscow ahead of Wednesday night’s showdown against Croatia. Some fans are being quoted as much as £3,000, inclusive of tickets, flights and hotels, to attend England’s date with destiny at the Luzhniki Stadium, as reported by The Daily Mail.
But that is not putting off punters who are desperate to watch Gareth Southgate side’s attempt to make history by becoming the first England side to reach a World Cup final since the triumphant 1966 side. At least 5,000 England fans will be in Moscow for Wednesday's match — but that number is set to double in the next 24 hours.
I am sure that all English fans who wanted to come to Russia but had been too afraid of local hooligans or xenophobia would miss a lot if they do not come to Moscow for the encounter with Croatia. This is a great experience and probably the best time to be in Russia for many years. But there is still time to go to Russian capital and to support the Three Lions in the most important game in recent times.