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Women’s World Cup 2019: Thousands head to France to cheer on England

Thousands head to France to cheer on England’s Lionesses in World Cup quarter final clash with Norway tonight while Glastonbury crowds watch on big screens after plea from midfielder Georgia Stanway

  • Thousands of fans have headed out to France to support England’s football team
  • As many as 20,000 fans are set for the north coast city of Le Havre for the match
  • Pubs and bars across Channel also expected to be full of fans cheering them on
  • Glastonbury is set to show game following a Twitter plea from Georgia Stanway 

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David Beckham is leading thousands of fans heading to France to cheer on England’ Lionesses in their World Cup quarter final clash with Norway tonight. 

The England legend posted a photo of himself posing with the Lionesses alongside his daughter, Harper, 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) 

England fans travelling from Crawley in West Sussex are pictured before the long drive down to Le Havre for tonight's match

England fans travelling from Crawley in West Sussex are pictured before the long drive down to Le Havre for tonight’s match

England and Manchester City star Georgia Stanway and her brother JP are pictured together following her club's Premier League title win

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

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

Georgia Stanway aked for England's quarter-final with Norway to be screened at Glastonbury, with organisers revealing it will be shown on the West Holt Stage

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

England’s women, including midfielder Georgia Stanway (far right), are pictured during a training session ahead of tonight’s crunch quarter-final showdown

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.

Anticipation for the heavyweight clash is already building on social media, with many expressing their nerves ahead of the big kick-off at 8pm

Anticipation for the heavyweight clash is already building on social media, with many expressing their nerves ahead of the big kick-off at 8pm

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