Supermarkets will close at 3pm on Sunday if England reach the World Cup final
10 July 2018, 10:58
Aldi and Lidl have pledged to close early on Sunday (July 15) if England make it to the World Cup final.
The chains have promised all staff in stores across England that they can head home at 3pm on Sunday, so they can watch the match.
It remains to be seen if other supermarkets such as Sainsbury's, Tesco or Morrisons will follow suit.
Aldi tweeted: "We're pretty sure it's coming home right? We want our colleagues to be the 12th man cheering on the lads."
The supermarket chain usually closes at 4pm on Sundays, which is when England might be kicking off.
We’re pretty sure it’s coming home right? 🏴 If 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 pic.twitter.com/3RjNJkdTeH— Aldi Stores UK (@AldiUK) July 9, 2018
Lidl were more confident, saying: "*When* our boys make it to the final this Sunday, it will be early doors across our English stores."
As the *official* supermarket of the England Football team, let's make *this* announcement official... *when* our boys make it to the final this Sunday, it will be early doors across our English stores. #3pmClosing#ItsComingHome pic.twitter.com/k81iDwxRGt— Lidl UK (@LidlUK) July 9, 2018
Meanwhile, the British Summer Time festival in Hyde Park in London has announced that it will postpone planned events to screen Wednesday evening's match.
However, if you're heading to Wimbledon on Sunday, there are no plans to move the men's singles final despite it clashing with the World Cup Final.