PUBS in Oxford are cheering on the England team as the World Cup continues to boost beer sales.

Elisha Agar, 22, a member of the bar staff at the Eurobar Hotel in George Street, said the pub would be packed out for the semi-final against Croatia.

She said: “Hundreds of fans watch the World Cup games on our big screens - when England play we make a crazy amount of money in just a few hours.

“We took thousands for the Colombia game - it was great for us when it went to extra time.

“My favourite player is Jordan Pickford because he has made so many great saves - if England make it through to the final we will have to order in extra beer.”

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Kriss Sprules, 33, from Cutteslowe, team leader at The Crown off Cornmarket, said the World Cup was giving the pub’s takings a big boost.

He added: “It’s a really good atmosphere when the games are on.

“My sister Cassie was born on the day of England’s last semi-final in 1990 so I missed the game.

“When England are playing the place gets packed out but the other games are good as well. We had Swedish and Mexican fans drinking tequila together.”