Euro 2020 final: Eastwood and Kimberley Tesco Express and Co-op stores to close for England game

Tesco Express and Co-op stores across Eastwood and Kimberley will close early tonight to allow staff to make it home in time to watch England take on Italy in the final of Euro 2020.

Sunday, 11th July 2021, 8:57 am

Tonight will be the biggest game in our recent footballing history as Gareth Southgate’s squad aim to follow in the footsteps of the Lions legends who lifted the World Cup in 1966 – and become only the second England men’s team to win a major tournament.

England's 1,600 Tesco Express stores will close at 7.45pm instead of the usual midnight, to allow workers to watch the game. This includes the shop on Nottingham Road in Eastwood.

Tesco Extra stores already close at 4pm on Sundays so there is already no concern over staff missing the game.

England fans elebrating their Euro 2020 semi-final win over Denmark (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

The Co-op said its 2,034 food stores across England would also close at 7.45pm, which includes the company’s outlets on Nottingham Road, Eastwood, Nottingham Road, Giltbrook and Maws Lane, Kimberley.

It means fans will need to stock up on beer and snacks well in advance.

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The Advertiser is looking to mark the big occasion by carrying photos of your celebrations of what we hope will be an England victory.

From flags of St George to the kids sporting England shirts – or even a family pet getting into the spirit.

If you run a local pub or are having family round, or have decorated your property, then send us your snaps to [email protected]