Sunderland city centre Fanzones return for World Cup final and England's last game

Supporters at the Fanzone in Low Row for a previous England game.
Supporters at the Fanzone in Low Row for a previous England game.
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Sunderland's successful World Cup Fanzones will be back for this weekend's closing games.

Gareth Southgate's men fell at the final hurdle on Wednesday night, going out 2-1 to Croatia in their semi-final.

But their time in Russia is not quite over, with the team set to take on Belgium in the third place play-off at 3pm on Saturday.

The Croatians will go head-to-head with Belgium's conquerors France in Sunday's final at 4pm.

Thousands of fans have flooded into Sunderland city centre for England's games, with Sunderland Bid organising a series of big screen showings at FanZones at various locations.

And this weekend will be no exception.

Sunderland BID has confirmed it will screen the play-off match at Low Row on Saturday and Sunday's final at Park Lane.

England's final game will also be screened in Seaham.

Seaham Carnival already features a large screen on the Terrace Green, as it shows a series of films as part of its outdoor programme of events.

It had been due to play the Disney-released Pixar film Coco, but Seaham Town Council has said that will now be cleared from the schedule to make way for the England v Belgium game.

Mary Poppins will still be shown at 1.30pm.

The Three Lions' fixture against Croatia was beamed onto the seafront screen as it was already in place for the festival, which runs from late afternoon today until Sunday, with more details available via the Seaham Town Council Facebook page.