England’s players and staff were met by jubilant hotel staff members and supporters as they returned to their Al Wakrah base following the win over Senegal.
England defeated Senegal 3-0 to set up enthralling quarter-final tie with France. Goals from Jordan Henderson, Harry Kane and Bukayo Saka ensured victory.
Arriving back at the hotel following another highly successful evening, England’s players walked into the hotel to be met with gleeful adulation with staff members and some others laying on an endearing celebration.
It was a welcome respite from the sad news earlier that popular squad member Raheem Sterling had been forced to return home after his partner and children were subject to an armed robbery at their Surrey home.
As England’s players arrived at the hotel, workers danced, some with vuvuzela-like horns blowing, while others had the St George’s flag draped over their shoulders.
Declan Rice shared footage on social media of him going to dance with the supporters. The enthusiast Rice bounced up and down like Pope in a huddle with Mason Mount, Luke Shaw, Grealish and a number of those who had stayed up to greet the players.
England’s footage ended showing supporters chanting England – no doubt hoping for a similar party late on Saturday night.