Technical glitches leave England fans frustrated as Hype Park screening ballot closes | London

Some England fans hoping to get their hands on tickets for the semi-final World Cup screening in Hyde Park have been left disappointed after the website struggled to cope with demand.

Fans say they had trouble registering for the free screening of the match against Croatia on Wednesday.

Registration for the ballot was originally due to close at midnight on Monday, but it was extended until 8am on Tuesday due website traffic.

Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan said he hoped to announce further screenings if England make it all the way to the final.

World Cup fever has gripped London and the rest of the nation and we have all been swept away by the fantastic exploits of Gareth Southgate’s team.

Wednesday evening is a huge opportunity for our boys to do what many of us thought was impossible before the World Cup began and reach the final.

Mr Khan stressed he wanted the screening to be a “family-friendly” event, following chaotic scenes in parts of London following the quarter-final win over Sweden.

– Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London

Organisers say anyone lucky enough to get a ticket should know by lunchtime.

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