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Bosses Told To Let Workers Finish Early For England Vs Germany Match

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Bosses Told To Let Workers Finish Early For England Vs Germany Match

Bosses have been asked to let football fans finish work early so they can catch England take on Germany in the Euros on Tuesday.

The Trades Union Congress (TUC) has said that firms should be as flexible as they can with staff so they can see the game kick off at 5pm.

TUC general secretary Frances O'Grady said: "Bosses should talk to their staff and try to let people who want to watch games do so - at work or at home - and then claim back the time afterwards.

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"Whether it's about major sporting events like Euro 2020, attending a medical appointment or picking up the kids from school, allowing people more flexibility in how and when they do their work makes them happier.

"It cuts absenteeism and raises productivity."

England will face Germany at Wembley tomorrow after a dramatic evening of football in Munich and Budapest that saw the conclusion of the Euro 2020 group stages.

At one or other point last Wednesday evening, England could have faced any of the teams from Group F, with France, Portugal, Hungary and the Germans all switching positions like a game of musical chairs.

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In the end, Germany snatched a draw at the death in Munich against a Hungary side who can count themselves seriously unlucky to exit the tournament, whilst world champions France also drew with Portugal in the Hungarian capital to secure top spot on the group.

As the dust settled, it confirmed that England, who clinched top spot in their own group with a 1-0 win against the Czech Republic, would face their old foes on home soil in the round of 16 on Tuesday evening.

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They quickly took the lead through a Cristiano Ronaldo penalty after Hugo Lloris was deemed to have made dangerous contact with the head of the onrushing Danilo.

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However, France were awarded a penalty of their own at the end of the first half when Wolverhampton Wanderers defender Nelson Semedo was penalised - perhaps harshly - in the area.

Meanwhile, over in Munich at the Allianz Arena, Hungary took the lead through Ádám Szalai's deft header.

When Karim Benzema was ruled onside to give France the lead at the start of the second half, Portugal found themselves staring down the barrel of an early end to their title defence.

However, they found their way back into the game once again through - you've guessed it - Cristiano Ronaldo.

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His penalty not only rekindled their interest in the tournament, but he also equalled the all-time international goals record of the Iranian Ali Daei with his 109th goal for his country.

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Topics: UK News, Football

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