A petition calling for Monday (July 16) to become a bank holiday - if England win the World Cup - will be considered for debate in Parliament after it amassed more than 100,000 signatures.
The petition, which has been posted on the Government's website, said that if the Three Lions are triumphant, the country should be given the Monday off work as the next day "will not be pleasant for all fans."
Jeremy Corbyn has backed calls for a Bank Holiday. He said it would have to come soon after the World Cup and would have to cover the entire UK.
The petition passed the required number of backers just before lunchtime today, Tuesday (July 10) meaning the Government now has to respond, and that it can be considered for a Parliamentary debate.
Emotions have been running high since Gareth Southgate’s men made it into the last four of the competition for the first time since 1990.
The Three Lions will take on Croatia on Wednesday night for a place in Sunday’s final in Moscow.
The country’s confidence in the England team is at its highest in years, with many adamant that this year ‘it’s coming home’.
Now tens of thousands of people have signed a petition calling for the Monday after the final to be made a bank holiday if the team wins, so that fans can recover from the celebrations.
Budget supermarket Aldi announced on Monday that if England reach the final, it will shut all of its stores early on Sunday so staff can make it home in time for kick off.
The chain posted on Facebook: “We’re pretty sure it’s coming home right?
“Well, if England reach the World Cup Final - sorry, when England reach the World Cup Final – we’re gonna close all our stores in England early at 3pm on Sunday 15th July.
“We want our colleagues to be the 12th man cheering on the lads. #BringItHome.”
Fans are also being urged to dig out their waistcoats for ‘Waistcoat Wednesday’ in honour of manager Gareth Southgate.
Since the competition started, Marks and Spencer has reported a 35 per cent spike in sales in the item of clothing favoured by the England boss.
To sign the petition visit HERE