England fans partied into the night despite a bore draw with the United States – with one man was seen being detained outside a club by police.
Expectations were high after Gareth Southgate’s team had trounced Iran 6-2 in their opening World Cup match but there was none of the goalmouth excitement against the US with the game ending 0-0.
That’s three times and counting that the teams have met on football’s biggest stage – England are still waiting for its first win against the Americans.
There were many yawns in the crowd from England fans who had made their way to Qatar, but supporters in bars and fan zones back at home didn’t let the dull game dampen their spirits.
In Birmingham bars and club were packed on the popular Broad Street during and after the game.
And the revellers didn’t let the result get them down as they enjoyed their night out.
Some were dressed in England shirts and hats while others carried flags and with the help of a few drinks they put the dull game behind him.
And one man was seen being detained outside a club by police.
Otherwise images show plenty of smiles and upbeat spirits.
It was similar in other cities but for some fans they were unable to shrug off the disappointment.
“I’m shocked. I’m very disappointed by the result. Southgate once again made poor decisions,” said one fan, reported the Daily Mail.
“First half we were terrible. Indecision when it came to the second half. US dominated us the whole time and it wasn’t good enough – we’re not going to win the World Cup. If we continue like this we won’t win.
“It’s ruined my weekend. I’m trying to cheer myself up by going to Northcote and have a good night – it’s not going very well.”
For England fan Andrew Lynes, 60, and United States supporter Sarah Brann, 38, who are married and live in London, they joked there would be no arguments following the draw after watching it in Qatar.
Mr Lynes said: “I have no idea what (England manager Gareth) Southgate thinks he’s doing with players like (Jack) Grealish and (Phil) Foden on the bench, world-class players.
“No other manager would leave Phil Foden out of the starting XI and certainly wouldn’t wait until 78 minutes to bring Jack Grealish on – he changed the game for us.”
He added of the pair’s trip: “The food, the people, the hotel, everything has been spectacular – that was not spectacular.”