Someone played the best prank on IKEA for the Sweden-England World Cup game

Someone played the best prank on IKEA for the Sweden-England World Cup game

I don't know if you heard, but Sweden and England are playing each other in the Quarter Final of the World Cup. Yellow against red, Scandinavia against the United Kingdom, Emil Forsberg against Harry Kane... you get the idea.

Although Brits and Swedes usually get along like a house on fire - Swedes readily speak English, English people like ABBA - whenever a major footballing tournament comes along, it seems almost inevitable that England and Sweden are paired together. 2002, 2006, 2012... and now 2018, where they'll battle for a place in the Semi Finals.

As you might expect, the buildup to the game has been pretty fevered, with cries of "Football Coming Home" from the England fans contrasted by a quiet confidence of a result from the Swedish camp, but ahead of the game, English fans drew first blood with a pretty funny prank on an unsuspecting IKEA.

For more, let's go to Gateshead in the northwest of England, where the radio station Capital FM North East were in the middle of unfurling a nefarious plan on the local Swedish furniture shop. While some pranks take years of preparation for a simple payoff, this practical joke had a little bit more immediacy about it.

If you've ever been to an IKEA, there's a couple of things you associate with this particular store: really simple assembly instructions that somehow end up being an exercise in frustration and tears, their delicious meatballs, and the long Swedish names given to all their various offerings.

What if you could play around with the latter in good-natured fun, ahead of the Quarter Final of the World Cup? Capital FM North East managed it, and regardless of who you're supporting in the game, you can at least appreciate the good humour.

Take a gander at this video from Capital FM North East, where the radio station were taking a trip through the IKEA. What are they on the lookout for? Well, it should be obvious: an indication that football is indeed coming home! Confused? Then, let's take a look at the action replay.

Here are a few stills from the Capital FM North East trip to IKEA, which you might now see was actually a clever ploy to sneak "it's coming home" into an IKEA. Well played, Capital FM North East. Well played indeed. Some people might describe the prank as petty or childish, but I like to think of those people as "Sweden fans".

Unsurprisingly, England fans around the world loved it, and they made that very known on Twitter.

Psychic animals, overpaid pundits and hopeful fans have attempted to predict the result of this Quarter-Final between England and Sweden, but by the time the final whistle blows on this titanic World Cup tussle, English fans would have had their fun with the Swedes, and at the end of the day, that's what it's all about right?