David Beckham takes Harper, seven, to meet England’s Lionesses as thousands of fans prepare to watch their World Cup quarter final clash with Norway in France
- Thousands of fans have headed out to France to support the England women’s football team in tonight’s clash
- Pubs and bars across Channel also expected to be full of fans cheering them on, as is the Glastonbury Festival
- Beckham and his daughter Harper met the team and posed for a photo which he posted onto social media
David Beckham has taken his daughter Harper to join thousands of fans preparing to cheer on England’ Lionesses in their World Cup quarter final clash with Norway tonight.
The England legend posted a photo of himself and the seven-year-old posing with the Lionesses, saying he was ‘so happy to see the girls before their big game’.
Large crowds are expected to watch the game at Glastonbury Festival this year after a plea from midfielder Georgia Stanway, whose brother JP is among the revellers.
She tweeted organisers asking for match to be screened, with the festival replying to say it would be shown on the West Holts Stage.
David Beckham (middle) posed with the England women’s team before tonight’s kick-off and said he was ‘so lucky to see the girls before the big game’. He was joined by his son Harper (seen on his left)
Harper Beckham meeting the players (left) and members of the team beginning to leave their hotel in preparation for the big clash (right)
Millie Bright & Rachel Daly leave the team hotel tonight before the game at the Stade Oceane in Le Havre, France
England fans travelling from Crawley in West Sussex are pictured before the long drive down to Le Havre for tonight’s match
According to some reports, as many as 20,000 fans are set for the north coast city of Le Havre amid a heatwave in France that has seen temperatures reach 102F (39C).
Anticipation for the heavyweight clash is already building on social media, with many expressing their nerves ahead of the big kick-off at 8pm.
The Norway match comes four days on from the ill-tempered last-16 clash with Cameroon in Valenciennes that Phil Neville’s side won 3-0.
FIFA opened disciplinary proceedings against Cameroon on Wednesday over their behaviour in the game, which saw them twice remonstrate with the officials.
Cameroon also dished out some rough challenges, and England’s Toni Duggan was even spat on.
Neville spoke afterwards about feeling ashamed of Cameroon’s antics, while proud of how his own players handled things.
England and Manchester City star Georgia Stanway and her brother JP are pictured together following her club’s Premier League title win
Massive crowds are expected to watch the game at Glastonbury Festival this year after a plea from striker Georgia Stanway (shown), whose brother is among the revellers
Georgia Stanway (left) asked for England’s quarter-final with Norway to be screened at Glastonbury, with organisers revealing it will be shown on the West Holt Stage (right)
England’s women, including midfielder Georgia Stanway (far right), are pictured during a training session ahead of tonight’s crunch quarter-final showdown
Anticipation for the heavyweight clash is already building on social media, with many expressing their nerves ahead of the big kick-off at 8pm