When England beat Denmark in 2002 - were you cheering at Brannigans?

England fans celebrating in Brannigans as England beat Denmark in the World Cup in 2002

England fans celebrating in Brannigans as England beat Denmark in the World Cup in 2002 - Credit: Richard Snasdell/Archant

As England prepare to take on Denmark at Wembley in the Euros semi-finals, do you remember when the two sides met in the World Cup in 2002?

Fans celebrating England's World Cup victory over Denmark at Brannigans  in Ipswich in 2002

Fans celebrating England's World Cup victory over Denmark at Brannigans in Ipswich in 2002 - Credit: Richard Snasdell/Archant

Today we are looking back at how Suffolk fans cheered on Sven-Goran Eriksson's men, as they played the Danes at the Niigata Big Swan Stadium in Japan.

England fans celebrating the team's World Cup victory over Denmark at Brannigans  in Ipswich in 2002

England fans celebrating the team's World Cup victory over Denmark at Brannigans in Ipswich in 2002 - Credit: Richard Snasdell/Archant

The round-of-16 match ended in a 3-0 win for the Three Lions - a result supporters would be very happy with this time around.

Altogether, England and Denmark have met in 21 official matches, according to UEFA, with England winning 12 times and Denmark four, while five matches were draws.

All smiles at Brannigans in Ipswich as England beat Denmark in 2002

All smiles at Brannigans in Ipswich as England beat Denmark in 2002 - Credit: Richard Snasdell/Archant

Were you among the fans who packed out Brannigans in Ipswich to watch the big match in 2002?

Our photos show the excitement at the nightspot in Cardinal Park and the victory celebrations,  with no thoughts of social distancing in those days!

England fans celebrating in Brannigans, Ipswich, as the team beat Denmark in 2002

England fans celebrating in Brannigans, Ipswich, as the team beat Denmark in 2002 - Credit: Richard Snasdell/Archant

Brannigans was a very popular venue in the early 2000s, and one of many nightclubs to flourish in Ipswich over the years.

England fans celebrating in Brannigans as the team beat Denmark in 2002

England fans celebrating in Brannigans as the team beat Denmark in 2002 - Credit: Richard Snasdell/Archant

It was in a unit which later became a Frankie & Benny's restaurant, and has recently been transformed into the pizza and burger restaurant Dough & Co and Burger Amour. 

Cheering on England against Denmark at Brannigans in Ipswich in 2002

Cheering on England against Denmark at Brannigans in Ipswich in 2002 - Credit: Richard Snasdell/Archant

To order photos, visit our website or call Diane Townsend on 01603 772449.

England fans celebrating in Brannigans as England beat Denmark in 2002

England fans celebrating in Brannigans as England beat Denmark in 2002 - Credit: Richard Snasdell/Archant


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