Football fans are being advised that England’s third-place play-off match against Belgium on Saturday will not be shown on Millennium Square’s big screen.
This decision was taken following a consideration of the resources that would need to be in place on Saturday to manage and facilitate a designated event-type screening similar to those undertaken on Millennium Square for previous England games at the World Cup.
Yet it allows England’s players to end an inspiring campaign on one more positive note, and offers an intriguing rematch with group-stage adversary Belgium.
England and Belgium will take to the World Cup stage in Russia for the final time on Saturday afternoon in the cruellest game of the tournament.
Having come so close to sporting immortality, Belgium and England must now recompose themselves to go in search of what will be a high-water mark for at least two generations of fans, or even the greatest ever footballing achievement.
In total, a crowd of over 20,000 watched England’s journey to the World Cup semi-final on Millennium Square. Leeds City Council would like to thank everyone who created such a wonderful atmosphere supporting Gareth Southgate’s men.
Over the weekend, the Wimbledon tennis women’s final and men’s final will be screened live on the Millennium Square big screen.