Streets deserted as England fans rush home from work ahead of World Cup clash with US

25 November 2022, 18:25 | Updated: 25 November 2022, 18:31

Fans ahead of the match
Fans ahead of the match. Picture: Alamy/Getty/LBC

By Emma Soteriou

Streets around the UK have been deserted as Brits rush home from work ahead of tonight's World Cup clash with the USA.

Listen to this article

Loading audio...

The Three Lions will go head-to-head with the United States in their second Group B match, which is set to kick off at 7pm.

But millions headed home from work early, leaving streets across the country empty by lunchtime.

One fan went as far as to quit his job so that he did not miss any of the England games.

Casey Bishop, 39, told MailOnline: "I would have been so miserable stuck at work. I'm a massive football fan, and I just couldn't imagine not being able to watch them. 

"Morally I felt as though I couldn't go [to Qatar]. I've always been against it but when I heard about the atrocities and the human rights record. I couldn't give my money to them.

"I have also heard from mates over there they are paying £16 for a pint of beer so I'm glad I made that decision."

Read more: 'Sex is fine - but orgies are not ideal': Spain football coach Luis Enrique lays down the law to his players at Qatar World Cup

Read more: End of the dragon: Wales World Cup hopes hanging by a thread after shock 2-0 defeat by Iran

Fans in Qatar for the game
Fans in Qatar for the game. Picture: Alamy

One person tweeted: "Got home from work early, KFC on order, we are all set for the footy!"

Another user said: "Finished work and in the local within 4 minutes, I love WFH. Come on England."

A third person said: "Work done, Friday night England game don’t get much better than that."

England are playing against the US
England are playing against the US. Picture: Getty

It comes after Wales' shock defeat by Iran earlier in the day.

Gareth Bale's side will now have to beat England in a battle of Britain to have any chance of progressing in the tournament.

And they will need to do it without their first choice goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey who was sent off for a kung fu kick on an Iranian striker five minutes before the end of the game.

After their 1-1 draw with the USA on Monday, Wales were chasing a historic first World Cup victory in 64 years that would take them a significant step closer to progressing from the group stage.

Their final match comes against England on Tuesday.

More Latest News

See more More Latest News

Lord Kinnock has said he would not wish being part of the current Tory government on his 'most bloodthirsty enemies'.

‘I wish I was fighting this lot’, ex-Labour leader Lord Kinnock says as he brands current Tory party 'superficial and hollow'

The president of Finland has said he 'doesn't agree with many things' Nigel Farage says in response to his comments on the war in Ukraine.

'Absolutely not': Finland's president dismisses Nigel Farage’s claim that Nato provoked Russia's war in Ukraine

A man went missing in the water off Bournemouth beach (file image)

Huge search operation launched for man missing in water off Bournemouth beach

Bosses face £1,000 fine for letting employees watch England's Euros clash with Denmark in the office

Offices showing England v Slovenia Euros clash could face hefty £1,000 fine

Princess Anne has been injured by a horse

King Charles sends 'fondest love’ to Princess Anne who will ‘quickly bounce back’ after being hit by horse

Callum the stag was "humanely euthanised".

Tourists blamed for death of 'legendary' stag after it was fed Rice Krispies and croissants

The Reform UK leader's comments came as he spoke to supporters at a rally in Kent on Tuesday, slamming the current government's ability to control immigration.

Farage warns of Channel migrant 'invasion' from countries 'with terrorism, gang culture and war zones'

Gavin Plumb is accused of plotting to kidnap Holly Willoughby

Obsessed security guard ‘plotted to keep Holly Willoughby in dungeon where screams couldn't be heard for miles'

At least two people have died in the fire

At least two dead as Moscow defence research centre bursts into flames ‘with staff trapped inside’

Parisians along River Seine, below Cathedral Notre Dame celebrate Fête de la Musique - annual city-wide music festival each June

British woman 'gang-raped in Paris at music festival'

Florida rapper Julio Foolio has been shot dead

Florida rapper Julio Foolio shot dead during his birthday in Florida

Meg Bellamy played Kate Middleton in The Crown

The Crown star Meg Bellamy reveals trolls branded her 'too fat' to play Kate in the show

Jay Slater's father has urged people to come forward if they have any information on his son's disappearance

'Someone must know something': Jay Slater's father speaks out as search for missing son stretches into second week

Security guard who plotted to kidnap, rape and murder Holly Willoughby previously held other women against their will

Security guard who plotted to kidnap, rape and murder Holly Willoughby previously held other women against their will

Princess Diana's family home in Mayfair has gone on sale for the first time in decades

'A trophy home with royal connections': Mayfair townhouse where Diana met Dodi on sale for £11m

A shopping centre security guard from Essex, spent almost two years plotting to kidnap and kill Holly Willoughby.

'Obsessed' security guard spent almost two years 'plotting to kidnap, rape and murder' Holly Willoughby