FOOTBALL fever has gripped the country and England fans have been gathering in Accrington to cheer on the Three Lions.

Gareth Southgate's side take on Denmark tonight trying to book England's first appearance in a final since they won the World Cup in 1966.

Supporters have been getting in the party spirit ahead of the clash especially at the Tiger Lounge in Accrington

Lancashire Telegraph:

A spokesman for the Tiger Lounge said: "People are excited for tonight's game and everyone is predicting a win for England.

"The atmosphere will be electric later this evening with a full house predicted."

Lancashire Telegraph:

Three Lions fans are expected to get through nearly 10 million pints in pubs and beer gardens tonight, while the majority of the 60,000 supporters inside Wembley for the semi-final showdown will hope to create a typically partisan atmosphere.

The Duke of Cambridge, who is president of the Football Association, will be among those inside the ground to watch the match, which will be the first time the men’s team has made it to the semi-final of a European Championship since an ill-fated penalty shootout defeat to Germany at Euro 96.

Lancashire Telegraph:

England manager Gareth Southgate, who saw his penalty saved in the sudden-death shootout 25 years ago, will be hoping his team can go at least one better and make it to the final, also at Wembley, on Sunday evening.

Tonight’s semi-final kicks off at 8pm, with tens of millions expected to watch the match on ITV.

Lancashire Telegraph:

Others have already started arriving on Wembley Way or in pubs in anticipation, where fans wore replica strips and staged impromptu kickabouts.