與此同時，首相面臨越來越大的壓力，要求加雷斯·索斯蓋特 (Gareth Southgate) 的三獅軍團宣布緊急銀行假期可以取得歷史性勝利。
TUC 老闆弗朗西斯·奧格雷迪 (Frances O'Grady) 說：“老闆應該與員工交談，並嘗試讓想看比賽的人這樣做——無論是在工作中還是在家裡——並在之後收回工作時間。”
財政大臣里希·蘇納克 (Rishi Sunak) 說：“在經歷了非常艱難的一年之後，該團隊為該國帶來了巨大的歡樂。
Euro 2020: Schools and workplaces can open late after England V Italy final
Schools and workplaces have been told they will be allowed to open later than usual on Monday, the morning after England’s Euro 2020 clash with Italy.
Boris Johnson confirmed the decision with fans across the country expected to be nursing hangovers.
It comes as the Prime Minister faces increasing pressure to declare an emergency bank holiday of Gareth Southgate’s Three Lions can pull off a historic victory.
The spokesperson for Boris Johnson said: “We would want businesses who feel able to consider it if they can.”
TUC boss Frances O’Grady said: “Bosses should talk to staff and try to let people who want to watch games do so — either at work, or at home — and claim back working time afterwards.”
Chancellor Rishi Sunak said: “The team has brought an enormous amount of joy to the country after a very difficult year.
“Consumer confidence is important to our country and our economy because we are a consumption driven economy. The football just adds to it.
“Consumer confidence has already returned to pre-crisis levels. And things that make us feel good are good for the economy.”
The nation will be at a standstill as the Three Lions attempt to finally add to the World Cup triumph of 1966.
England’s first ever European Championship final is the reward for years of progress and a month to cherish in these challenging, divided times.
After topping Group D, finally beating old foes Germany and swatting aside Ukraine, Harry Kane saw off Denmark 2-1 in extra time to finally end their semi-final hoodoo.
The final will kick off at 8pm meaning if the game was to go to extra-time and penalties the game could go on until nearly 11pm.
Then if England were to win, there would also be a trophy ceremony making it an even later night for those who have to be up for school or work the following morning.
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