Search

England fan from Dereham preparing to make trip to Russia AGAIN for World Cup semi-final

PUBLISHED: 17:27 10 July 2018

Ian Odgers, left, is flying back to Russia for the semi-final. Picture: IAN ODGERS.

Ian Odgers, left, is flying back to Russia for the semi-final. Picture: IAN ODGERS.

Archant

As most England fans get ready to watch the nation’s huge semi-final against Croatia tomorrow in pubs across the county or at home with friends and family, one lucky England fan is preparing himself for the trip back to Russia.

Ian Odgers has already been to Russia for the World Cup and saw England’s victory over Colombia via a penalty shoot out before travelling back home and missing the quarter-final against Sweden.

But Ian isn’t done yet and says it was never an option to miss the semi-final and hopefully, the final.

He said: “I can’t wait, I just wish it was now. I have all these people messaging me and asking me to get them something from the game.

“I said to my wife on Sunday, imagine this time next week I could be watching England in a World Cup final. It’s surreal.

“After the Iceland game at Euro 2016, everyone was saying to me why do you bother? This makes it all worthwhile.”

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Dereham Times visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Dereham Times staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Dereham Times account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Other Dereham sport

Yesterday, 12:37

National road cycling championships will next year be hosted in Norfolk, it has been announced.

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Dereham squandered a two-goal half-time lead as Maldon & Tiptree rallied to take all three points at Aldiss Park.

Friday, November 9, 2018

Resurgent Dereham Town will be looking to make it a hat-trick of wins when they entertain Maldon & Tiptree on Saturday.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Dereham Town have signed former Norfolk County Under 18s captain Lewis Johnson from Norwich CBS.

Most Read

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Two more youngsters have been given the chance to shine when Norfolk’s women host this year’s East Region County Week at Hunstanton.

Read more
Norwich

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 12°C

min temp: 7°C

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Dereham Times e-edition today
E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Dereham Times weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy