As Scallywags is an authentic English football headquarters, and the fact I had got some amazing photos of Colombia fans in Toronto 2014, I decided to say put for the afternoon match. The anticipation for the clash of England and Colombia was palpable by the afternoon and the bar filled up pretty quickly, by 1pm it was hard to find a spot anywhere. While it wasn’t much of an exciting match, the result was just want England was looking for and the Scallywags went bonkers from top to bottom. This is England World Cup Toronto.
Date: July 3, 2018
Score of game: Colombia 1, England 1 (England win on penalties 3-4)
Location: Scallywags, 11 St. Clair West, Toronto, ON
Estimated number of fans at location: 250
All in all, it was a frustrating match for England. Their attacks on net never seemed too threatening. It was fortunate Colombia never looked that menacing either. Most of the reactions I got for the majority of the match was boredom or frustration.
England finally scored first on a penalty kick by Kane.
More frustration followed leading to a last minute game tying goal by Colombia.
For the shootout I went upstairs to the steamy and packed patio, knowing they might get a little more rowdy. The series of photos below, similar to Croatia, is the highs and lows of a dramatic series of goals and shots.
A classy handful of Colombia fans were on hand to witness the cheers, but graciously applauded the English supporters.