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Government update on Bank Holiday if England beat Italy

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Gareth Southgate has led a young England team to the first final of a major tournament since 1966 – but could we get a new bank Holiday if the Three Lions beat Italy on Sunday?

That is the question on the lips of many England fans after Harry Kane sealed the win against Denmark by slotting home a rebounded penalty in the 104th minute at Wembley last night (Wednesday, July 8).

The final will kick off at 8pm and if England are victorious, the Government wants to mark it, according to POLITICO, reports Birmingham Live.

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Some MPs are backing an extra Bank Holiday Monday, with a ‘national day of celebration’ wanted by others.

There are no firm details over what that might mean but it would not be a traditional bank holiday, which would present logistical challenges on Monday.

POLITICO reports any changes would have to be signed off by the government quickly.

A petition calling for an extra bank holiday has already be signed by nearly 20.000 people as England fans want an extra day off to celebrate if they win.

Boris Johnson, who was at Wembley with wife Carrie to watch the game, tweeted: “Tonight @England played their hearts out.

“What a fantastic performance from Gareth Southgate’s squad.

“Now to the final. Let’s bring it home”

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