England fans optimistic in Nice ahead of vital Euro 2016 clash with Iceland


The streets of Nice were filled with singing from rival football fans into the small hours ahead of the England v Iceland clash this evening.

Supporters poured into the streets of the old town in the French city as chants of "Don't take me home, please don't take me home" rang out.

The atmosphere was good-natured - with fans of both countries seen chatting and posing for pictures with police - while one England fan dressed as a referee gave an officer his marching orders by brandishing a red card.

Earlier in the evening, world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury had helped Three Lions fans get into the spirit of the Euros when he forked out 1,000 euro (£823) on Jagerbombs at the Akathor bar.

Fury tweeted a picture of the receipt with the caption: "This is how much I love my fans, euro 2016, 200 jager bombs, for the fans."

Many supporters are expecting a cagey match at the Allianz Riviera - with a 1-0 scoreline being widely predicted by fans.

Thomas Barnes said: "Iceland will defend strongly, but we'll get one. At least one."

Jacob Carton, 19, from Cumbria, said: "I'm quite optimistic. 1-0, Sturridge."

The winners of the tie have hosts France waiting for them in the quarter-final, which will take place at the Stade de France on Sunday evening.