first_img England fans celebrate the World Cup victory over Sweden Should England beat Croatia in the last four on Wednesday night, they will face either France or Belgium in the final on Sunday.The petition, posted on the Government’s website by Liam Betson, said that if Gareth Southgate’s side are triumphant, the entire country should be given Monday, July 16 off work as the day “will not be pleasant for all fans.”It had already received well over 100,000 signatures by Tuesday morning, meaning it will be considered for debate in the House of Commons.  You can sign the petition here.Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has backed the calls for an extra bank holiday if England seal only their second ever World Cup success.Mr Corbyn’s spokesman said last week: “We don’t want to get ahead of ourselves, but I think it is the case that Jeremy believes that if England were to win the World Cup there should be a public bank holiday in celebration.“The World Cup is a very special international competition.“It’s something that brings people together on a very large scale and we need recognition of that and recognition of the importance of football in the country.”You can listen to Croatia vs England live on talkSPORT on Wednesday night, kick-off 7pm. More than 180,000 people have now signed a petition demanding next Monday is made a bank holiday if England go on to win the World Cup.The Three Lions have a real shot at glory in this summer’s tournament in Russia, having booked their place in the semi-finals for the first time since 1990.center_img 1last_img

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