5 places to watch England’s World Cup clash with Panama

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England continue their World Cup campaign on Sunday - but where will you be watching it?

The Three Lions kicked-off their tournament with a fine 2-1 win over Tunisia on Monday evening, leaving the nation enthused ahead of their second game against Panama.

And plenty of fans are expected to make the most of this weekend’s fixture - and the early 1pm kick-off - and head out to catch the action.

But where is best for South Tyneside people to watch the game?

Here’s five places you can catch the action on Sunday afternoon:

Sunderland Fan Zone

The fan zone in Sunderland’s city centre was a hive of activity during the Tunisia triumph - and it looks set to be similarly well-attended on Sunday.

Offering a 20-ft giant screen, an on-board bar and plenty of seating, the free to attend fan zone is the ideal place to catch the match if you’re looking for a lively atmosphere.

A number of local bars, including Gatsby and Port of Call, are also embracing the spirit of the World Cup too - offering a range of special dishes to celebrate the tournament.

Expect this place to get loud if England win!

1 Park Ln, Sunderland SR1 3NX

Newcastle Fan Zone

If you’d rather head towards Newcastle for your football fix, this could prove a good bet.

Similarly to Sunderland’s fan zone, a big screen and plenty of bars make this an excellent option for the die-hard football fans in South Tyneside.

Street food stalls are also in operation, while large tables for groups can be reserved meaning you won’t have to separate from your mates.

This fan zone will cost, though - with tickets for England games priced at £5 per person. Booking in advance is also encouraged.

It’s also worth noting that under-18s are not allowed into this fan zone.

Times Square, Newcastle upon Tyne NE4 7AD

The Steamboat

An extensive selection of real ales has made this pub a firm favourite in South Shields - and they’re now catering for football fans ahead of the World Cup.

With a big screen back in place for the tournament - alongside their existing array of televisions - it’s set to be a football fan’s paradise.

The Steamboat have also confirmed they will be running a range of competitions throughout the tournament in aid of Dementia UK.

Their picturesque location on the Tyne makes it the ideal location for a sunny day, too.

27 Mill Dam, South Shields NE33 1EQ

The Fountain Inn

If you’re wanting to watch the game as a family then this could be a good option.

Unlike some other venues, children are welcomed to this cosy pub which offers a vast array of drinks.

A chain pub with an excellent range of food, The Fountain Inn are set to show all the tournament games in their comfortable surroundings.

It may be a more relaxed atmosphere than the fan zones, but still expect cheers if England find the back of the net!

116 Highfield Rd, South Shields NE34 6JL

The Jolly Steward

This pub certainly embraced the World Cup spirit ahead of England’s opening game of the tournament!

Decked out with flags and scarves aplenty, the Jolly Steward roared the Three Lions on to a vital win - with excellent drink offers helping to provide the fuel.

If a similar atmosphere is provided for the Panama game, this could well be the place to go.

Good value food is available too, including a carvery which earns rave reviews.

Fulwell Ave, South Shields NE34 7DF