England fans were confident of a victory against Iran (Picture: PA)

The ‘Women, Life, Freedom’ slogan has become an emblem of anti-government demonstratsions (Picture: Reuters)

Iranian fans sought to draw attention to their country’s human rights abuses (Picture: Reuters)

Many ended up milling around outside the stadium as the fan zone was closed (Picture: PA)

England and Iran will kick off at 1pm UK time on Monday (Picture: PA)

But others chose to bake in sunshine and temperatures of over 28°C (Picture: PA)

Some kept themselves entertained at a nearby shopping centre (Picture: PA)

Spirits were high despite the somewhat limited range of beverages on offer (Picture: Getty)