THOUSANDS of football fans who packed into Millennium Square in Leeds tonight were left disappointed after watching England get defeated in their latest World Cup clash.
Around 5,000 people descended on the city centre site to see England lose 2-1 against Uruguay.
The crowd was treated to a performance by samba dancers before kick-off to get everyone in the World Cup spirit.
Mark Atkinson, from Swarcliffe, east Leeds, was at Millennium Square last night and going to Brazil today, with tickets for England’s next fixture.
Mark, 31, said: “I’m off to Brazil tomorrow [...] but disappointed in the fact that England probably isn’t going to go any further. I’m gutted in a way because now that game means nothing. But then again it’s not really a surprise.”
Laura Smith, 27, said: “We’ve come 23 miles from Wetherby to watch the game here. It’s such a good atmosphere and crowd.”
Freddie Waite, 33, from Cross Gates, said: ““The atmosphere is great. [The result] is absolutely gutting but I suppose as England fans we are just used to disappointment.”