WINCHESTER now has its own tribute to England as the team prepare for their World Cup semi-final against Croatia tonight.

Created by the communications team at Winchester City Council, a 'photoshopped' version of a Southgate Street sign has been shared online.

In the photo, the words have been changed to 'Gareth Southgate Street', in tribute to England manager Gareth Southgate.

However, it seems there aren't any plans to permanently alter the street.

Cllr Lisa Griffiths, portfolio holder for sport and leisure at Winchester City Council, said: “Our cabinet is proud of its track record of engaging local people and keeping a high rate of social media response is an important way to connect with people across the district.

"Following calls from local people caught up in the spirit of England’s performance in the World Cup, the communications team reacted to requests to rename Southgate Street by mocking up a Photoshop image superimposing Gareth above the existing street sign.

"I understand that the social media posts have reached up over 40,000 people already – it’s a good indication that the council is listening to our residents round the clock.

"There are currently no plans for Southgate Street to be permanently renamed in honour of the England manager but we wish the England team all the best tonight against Croatia.

"Everyone at the council will be joining the rest of the district as we cheer the Three Lions on.

"The match will screen tonight on Winchester’s biggest screen in the King Alfred Conference Centre in Guildhall Winchester at 7pm – the adjoining Wintonian bar will be open from 6pm.”