FOOTBALL fans will be able to enjoy the World Cup semi-final on a big screen after plans have been brought to fruition.

A campaign was launched on social media on Wednesday to show England’s quarter-final game against Sweden on Saturday on a big screen after England defeated Colombia in a penalty shoot-out.

Within hours hundreds of people had commented on the post by football fan Adam North on the Spotted in Andover Facebook page.

But after days of talks, Love Andover has agreed a deal with, which has offices in the town, to air a game on a large screen, bar and food at Vigo Park from 5pm on Wednesday, July 11, in time for the semi-final.

Mr North said: "Although we planned this for Saturday, getting the necessary permissions, the infrastructure and finance in place would not be possible for Saturday.”

But Mr North is not giving up home that he will still be able to watch England on the big screen, adding: "As England are clearly going to win on Saturday, showing England's first World Cup semi-final in 28 years on a big screen in Andover will be epic.”

Love Andover managing director David Harber added: "We are grateful to the people of Andover who have supported this idea; we have taken careful consideration into every single comment across social media platforms and believe we have created a happy compromise. We see this as much more of a family-orientated event.”

Moore’s Cleaning and Moore's Maintenance and chauffeur firm KG Ford have also contributed to make the event possible.