England fans scramble to join carnival in Moscow as Russia fells Spain

Host’s success contributes to feelgood atmosphere as England prepares to face Colombia

Moscow hummed with the sound of car horns and pavement parties on Sunday as Russia celebrated defeating Spain in a nerve jangling World Cup penalty shootout and England fans scrambled to join the carnival in the capital.

The hosts, who are the lowest-ranked team in the tournament, produced the biggest upset so far by beating Spain, a giant of the game and world champions eight years ago. A ripple and then a roar passed through a 78,000 sellout crowd at the Luzhniki stadium, and as the Russian players stormed the pitch, the noise was so loud it hurt.

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