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The Norwich man with the best view in the house at the World Cup

PUBLISHED: 17:17 06 July 2018

Mat Wayne with BBC commentator Guy Mowbray and the team before their first match at the World Cup                 Picture: Mat Wayne

Mat Wayne with BBC commentator Guy Mowbray and the team before their first match at the World Cup Picture: Mat Wayne

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A man from Norwich admits he often has to pinch himself in his line of work.

Mat Wayne runs his own company, Showglu, working freelance as a producer and floor manager for major sports events across the world.

He is currently producing Guy Mowbray’s BBC commentary team for the World Cup and has just landed in Samara ahead of England’s quarter final with Sweden.

The team have completed 14 internal flights and the Three Lions’ must-win match will be their 11th of the tournament.

Mr Wayne, who lives in Wicklewood, said: “Everyone has been funny about Russia but it is just the most beautiful country and the people are all so delightful.

“I sit next to Guy and keep a log of the match, and I watch the match while he watches replays. You pinch yourself a lot of the time.

“My nerves were shot for the penalties - Danny Murphy couldn’t sit down.”

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