ROADS were deserted as England fans geared up for the Three Lions World Cup semi-final – their first in 28 years.
Incredible photos show motorways abandoned during rush hour and city centres transformed into ghost towns.
Across the country cars disappeared from motorways as millions squeezed into homes, parks and pubs to watch history being made.
From Liverpool to London, streets were silenced as Brits took time out of their daily lives to watch the epic clash against Croatia.
England’s quarter final victory against Sweden saw 26million Brits take to their TV screens, mobiles and tablets to see the Lions cruise to a 2-0 win.
Already those watching tonight’s match will have their fandom rewarded – with Kieran Tripper scoring a glorious free kick in the fifth minute in a tense, exhilarating match.
A photo of Swansea city centre showed a lone cyclist progressing down the street on a Tuesday night – with not a single other soul in sight.
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Meanwhile the normally bustling Oxford Circus was virtually empty at ten to four – prompting food writer Giles Coren to ask on Twitter: “Has everyone home early for some weird reason?”
Elsewhere in Liverpool photos show an almost empty A59 in Liverpool as one fan is spotted carrying an enormous England flag as they progress down the road.
Another incredible snap shows a completely cleared A11 near Newmarket in Suffolk – as fans watching the match at Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium pray for a second goal.
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