General / Statistics / 11 July 2018

England fans to drink TEN MILLION extra pints during semi-final match against Croatia

The British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA) is predicting that home fans will buy TEN MILLION extra pints at the pub during the semi-final World Cup match against Croatia, as they cheer on the England team.

The extra number of pints bought during the knockout stage match could provide a boost to the economy of up to £30 million. The Great British pub will be one of the main benefactors of a surge in demand for beer as fans cheer on the England team against Croatia at their local, which will take place on Wednesday 11thJuly at 7pm.

The taxman will be cheering the loudest when England play Croatia. Counting receipts from beer sales, the Chancellor could get an additional windfall as high as £4.5 million from beer drinkers and pub-goers watching the match.

The BBPA had predicted that during the group stages of the World Cup, England fans would purchase up to 16 million extra pints while watching England in their games against Tunisia, Panama and Belgium. It also predicted that England fans would purchase up to 6 million extra pints during the last 16 match against Colombia, and 8 million extra pints during the quarter-final game against Sweden.

BBPA Chief Executive Brigid Simmonds comments:

“When it comes to watching the World Cup, only being at the game itself can compare with being in the pub. With the England team doing us proud and progressing through the knockout stages of the tournament, fans will continue to pack out their local to cheer on the boys. It’s fantastic news for both English football and the Great British pub!”

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