Soap fans were miffed as Coronation Street and Emmerdale were cancelled due to the World Cup football.
Monday night’s episodes of the ITV programmes were moved out of their usual slots to make way for the tournament, and BBC serial EastEnders was pushed back to 9.25pm for a one-hour instalment.
An episode of crime drama Vera was screened on ITV instead.
However, some people switching on the television on Monday said they were unimpressed to see the England v Tunisia match had taken precedence.
“So no Emmerdale or Coro tonight.. even tho the football is on bbc how dare they?!” one angry person posted on Twitter.
“Why are you not on? Bloody Vera in Scotland. Very poor show. Gutted and having to suffer football,” said another.
Another ranted: “What the hell is going on tonight ???
“No EastEnders, no Coronation Street, no Emmerdale, just bloody football and who the hell is Vera ???
“Monday’s are bad enough without you putting crap on tv.”
“No #Corrie ? STUPID FOOTBALL,” said another.
Hour-long episodes of Corrie and Emmerdale will air on Tuesday.