WORLD CUP LIVE: Excitement builds in Portsmouth ahead of England’s semi-final 

Thunder warning has been issued for parts of Hampshire

Yellow weather warning for thunderstorms in parts of Hampshire issued 

It’s coming home, isn’t it? Thousands of people across Portsmouth are getting excited ahead of England’s first World Cup semi-final in 28 years.

Join us for our live blog as we take a look at how people in Portsmouth are preparing for the big match. 

England fans are flocking to Russia for the semi-final. Picture: Tim Goode/ PA Wire.

England fans are flocking to Russia for the semi-final. Picture: Tim Goode/ PA Wire.