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IPSWICH is going World Cup bonkers as the greatest show on earth kicks off today.With the nation's quest for glory starting tomorrow afternoon against Paraguay, footie fans across the town are showing their true colours and backing Beckham's boys' in style.

IPSWICH is going World Cup bonkers as the greatest show on earth kicks off today.

With the nation's quest for glory starting tomorrow afternoon against Paraguay, footie fans across the town are showing their true colours and backing Beckham's boys' in style.

At the PDSA Charity Shop, in Westgate Street, workers took time out to root for Rooney and co. and staff at the Curve Bar, in Princes Street, proved they were fervent fans by flying the flag for England.

Meanwhile in Germany a group of good-natured Ipswich Town fans got into the carnival spirit exchanging banter with a British policeman patrolling abroad.

The spirited supporters gave a burst of “Bobby, bobby, give us a song” as they relaxed in the carnival atmosphere and then spent time chatting to the officer in the sunshine.

Back in the UK Lord Nelson got involved with the occasion as well.

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The lofty landmark London statue, which is undergoing renovation, was adorned with an England scarf and rosette to celebrate the cup competition.

And The Evening Star stepped up support of the national team's bid to bring the World Cup back home by unveiling a giant banner.

The massive banner was due to be revealed at 1pm on the town hall to kick-start what promises to be a sensational summer of soccer.

Through the entire tournament The Evening Star will be reporting on all the football-related news in the area so keep your eyes peeled for all the latest news and views.

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