England might earn a World Cup Bank Holiday as Parliament set to debate national day off

As England’s national football team gear themselves up for tonight’s (July 11) World Cup semi-final against Croatia, Sunday’s tournament finale could prove beneficial to the country’s social calendar (if England lift the trophy that is).

Via The Independent, Parliament is now discussing the possibility of turning next Monday into an official Bank Holiday. This follows a recent petition submitted by over 220,000 fans.

Liam Betson, the petition spokesman wrote: “We need this for all those supporting England as the next day will not be pleasant for all fans.”

The mouthwatering prospect of England facing Didier Deschamps’ French team on Sunday (July 15) is within touching distance, and this current English side could be set to make their mark in the pages of history.

An extra Bank Holiday Monday on the calendar would be a welcome addition for all, but also a statement of unity.

In other World Cup related news, Tesco’s ice cream buying manager has weighed in on England’s recent shopping trends as the football team gets closer to success.

Sonia Morland discussed: “The all too rare combination of Mediterranean weather and England progressing to the last four of the World Cup has created a contagious feel-good factor that is sweeping the country.

“Many people have switched their shopping habits and are continuing to enjoy barbecues in their gardens, as they make the most of the fantastic weather.”

For any of this to have any consequence, be sure to tune in to the football tonight when England take on Croatia in the World Cup semi-finals with a kick-off time of 7pm on ITV.

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