Will there be a bank holiday if England Lionesses win the World Cup? | The Sun
16th August 2023

ENGLAND'S Lionesses have reached the final of the 2023 Women's World Cup.

The England ladies beat hosts Australia 3-1 and fans are hoping for a World Cup win and a bank holiday.

Will there be a bank holiday if England Lionesses win the World Cup?

Football fans in the UK are excited as the England Lionesses have progressed to the final of the 2023 Women's World Cup.

After a nail-biting semi-final against hosts Australia, the Lionesses came away the victors with a 3-1 win.

England took on Australia at Sydney's Stadium Australia which was sold out.

This is the first time that the England Ladies will have played in a World Cup final.

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Goals from Ella Toone, Lauren Hemp and Alessia Russo helped to seal the Lioness's place in the World Cup final.

In a similar reaction, the public is calling for the government to give us a bank holiday should the ladies bring home the trophy.

England's women's coach Sarina Wiegman is also backing calls for a bank holiday should the team secure the win.

Speaking before the semi-final against Australia, Wiegman said: "Yes, I can see all the English here want it! I'm focusing on football and the game tomorrow.

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"Let's do everything to win the game tomorrow."

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has since been placed under mounting pressure to give the people what they want.

However, the Government have not announced any plans to grant an additional day off for the public.

A Government spokesperson said: "The current pattern of public and bank holidays is well established and there are no plans to change this."

Extra bank holidays have been granted by previous governments to mark special occasions, such as the Millennium, special events and royal weddings.

Australia's Prime Minister had backed calls for a public holiday if the Matildas won the trophy.

When is the World Cup Final?

The final will kick off at Stadium Australia in Sydney on Sunday, August 20, 2023, at 11 am BST.

The 2023 Women's World Cup final will be between Spain and England.

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Neither team have ever made it to a World Cup final until this tournament.

Fans in the UK will be able to watch the match on BBC One and it will be streamed on BBC iPlayer.

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