England vs Croatia: What channel is showing the semi-final and what are the viewing figures?

The Three Lions are into a World Cup semi-final for the first time since 1990

Sunday 08 July 2018 13:07
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World Cup 2018: England fans celebrate across the world as they beat Sweden to reach semi-finals

England are into the semi-finals of a World Cup for the first time since 1990, having beaten Sweden 2-0 in the last eight in Russia.

Goals from Harry Maguire and Dele Alli saw Gareth Southgate’s men make history, with a first final appearance since 1966 now within reaching distance for the Three Lions.

England meet Croatia in the last four after Luka Modric and his teammates beat Russia 4-3 on penalties. Their game ended 2-2 after extra-time in Sochi.

What TV channel is showing the game?

ITV are set to air the game. They have first dibs on the semi-finals after the BBC broadcast England’s quarter-final with Sweden.

What about the final?

Both ITV and the BBC will be broadcasting the final in Moscow.

How many people watched the quarter-final?

Almost 20 million people tuned in to see England reach the World Cup semi-finals.

The game attracted an average of 15.8m viewers over the course of the match and peaked at 19.9m.

England fan celebrates wildly in Colombia-dominated Moscow bar

What about England’s last-16 meeting with Colombia?

England’s victory against Colombia was the UK’s most-watched TV event since 2010. The game saw a peak of 23.8m and averaged 16.5m.

What is the most-watched England game?

Unsurprisingly, England’s World Cup win in 1966 tops the charts. A record 32.3 tuned in to watch Alf Ramsey’s men make history at Wembley.

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