Swedish and Dutch supporters turn Sheffield town center yellow and orange ahead of the Women’s Euro match
Hundreds of fans flocked to the traffic-free section of the road in a huge, loud show of support – while Dutch supporters in bright orange marched to nearby Devonshire Green.
The game was due to start at 8pm at Bramall Lane, the first game of the contest in Sheffield.
The Netherlands are the reigning European champions. Sweden was the first winner of the contest in 1984.
Debbie Moon of dried flower and gift shop Moonko said: ‘It’s electric here! Very moving to see all this support for women’s football.”
Welcome to Sheffield, which is part of the city council, has urged supporters to join a ‘fan party’ featuring football activities, music and entertainment on a stage in Devonshire Green so that ‘fans of all nations can come and get involved and enjoy building up to the biggest women’s sporting event ever in Europe”.
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