MOST of us will be watching the game from the comfort of our settees – but one young Hampshire boy will lead the Three Lions out in Brazil.

Connor Gardner will be walking out in front of an expected TV audience of billions as a flag bearer for England’s crunch clash against Uruguay.

Watched by a sell-out crowd of 61,000 the youngster will carry the St George’s flag as he walks out with captain Steven Gerrard and the rest of the England side at the Arena Corinthians, São Paulo Stadium.

The 12-year-old Hounsdown School pupil, of Brittany Close, Marchwood was chosen by from 6,000 children in a competition done through Honeypot Children’s Charity.

His proud mum Rhonda Shirley, 34, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2010 and Connor has supported her ever since.

Also watching on with interest is his dad Jamie, who will be watching the game with 150 of Connor’s family and friends at Calmore Cricket Club.

The Daily Echo caught up with Rhonda and Connor who were in Sao Paulo ahead of the game.

Connor, said: I am really excited about being a flag bearer, it does not even seem real. It is a dream come true.”