AS THE country looks forward to watching the World Cup quarter final between England and Sweden, the Daily Echo takes a look back at when patriotic football fans packed pubs to watch their nail-biting clash at the 2002 World Cup in Korea and Japan on June 2.

A sea of bodies adorned in England flags and merchandise in Brannigan’s, Southampton, went absolutely bananas as England scored at 10.54am.

Alcohol was flowing and Fat Les’ pop classic, Vindaloo, was booming out of the large speakers as the teams kicked-off again.

But as they say, football is a game of two halves, and that proved evident.

England failed to find the killer second goal and, when Sweden pulled level, fragile nerves were shot to pieces.

Even Andy Harmer and Gill Penny, the Posh and Becks lookalikes who were there to greet guests, were looking uncomfortable in their matching designer outfits.

The match finished 1-1 and England went on to the quarter finals where they were beaten 2-1 by Brazil.