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England v Colombia Attracted Huge TV Viewer Numbers Last Night

England v Colombia Attracted Huge TV Viewer Numbers Last Night

England against Colombia on ITV last night attracted huge television viewer numbers, according to Gary Neville.

The Three Lions went up against the Colombians in the last 16 of the World Cup, knowing a victory would take them into a quarter final against Sweden and two very winnable ties to book their place in the final next week.

There was already excitement among the English support for the game, but the exit of several top nations as well as their favourable side of the draw only added to that.

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And the drama of last night’s game had a whopping 24.4million people on the edge of their seats.

England were on the verge of the last eight following Harry Kane’s second half penalty, but Colombia equalised in injury time through Yerry Mina, setting up a very nervy extra time and penalties.

But England held their nerve to go through 4-3 in the shootout.

And it bodes well for future viewer numbers if last night’s was at such a high:

England play Sweden at 3pm on Saturday and you can expect the whole of Britain to tune in to BBC One for that.

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