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More Than 100,000 Sign Petition For UK Bank Holiday If England Win Euro 2020

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More Than 100,000 Sign Petition For UK Bank Holiday If England Win Euro 2020

The petition asking for a UK Bank Holiday if England win Euro 2020 has reached more than 100,000 signatures.

Gareth Southgate's side defeated Denmark in last night's historic match, setting up a final this Sunday (11 July) where they will take on Italy at Wembley.

And with confidence in the country high after their gritty performance, a petition for an extra Bank Holiday to celebrate the potential win has reached more than 120,000 signatures.

This means that Parliament will now consider the request, which could be debated in the House of Commons.

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The petition reads: "Sunday 8pm is a difficult time for families to plan to be together for the event - knowing we have an additional day off the next day would significantly help this. Furthermore, an historic win should be celebrated.

Harry Kane scored the winning goal in last night's semi-final. Credit: PA
Harry Kane scored the winning goal in last night's semi-final. Credit: PA

"It would be expected for the winning team to parade the trophy, and a Bank Holiday would be a perfect time to do this.

"Also, English people would naturally want to continue to enjoy the win, giving the retail and leisure industry a much-needed opportunity to make up lost revenues."

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This comes after Harry Kane led his side to victory against the Danes last night (7 July).

The win means that England will now play their first final in a major tournament since 1966 when Bobby Moore lifted the World Cup.

A petition has been set up for a Bank Holiday should England with Euro 2020. Credit: PA
A petition has been set up for a Bank Holiday should England with Euro 2020. Credit: PA

But it was a close affair, and the Three Lions didn't have it all their own way, with Denmark going 1-0 up midway through the first half.

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A slick move from England, with a pass from Kane to Bukayo Saka, who then squared it across the six-yard box, led to the Danish captain putting the ball into his own net to bring the sides level before half-time.

The second half was equally close, with England having the better of the chances.

However, the game went to extra-time, with Kane sweeping the ball past Kasper Schmeichel after he saved the striker's penalty, making it 2-1 to England.

And the Three Lions held on for the monumental win.

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The rocks at the heart of the England defence, John Stones and Harry Maguire. Credit: PA
The rocks at the heart of the England defence, John Stones and Harry Maguire. Credit: PA

Speaking after the match, Southgate said he was incredibly proud of his team for their performance and the country making it to a final after 55 years of hurt.

He told ITV: "We've managed to put that right.

"I'm so proud of the players. It's an incredible occasion to be a part of. We knew it wouldn't be straightforward.

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"When you've waited as long as we have to get through a semi-final, the players - considering the limited international experience some of them have - have done an incredible job."

IT'S COMING HOME!

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Topics: Football, Euro 2020, England, Denmark, Gareth Southgate, Petition, Italy, Harry Kane

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