THREE Lions fans are set to sink more than 30million pints as they roar on England during their hotly anticipated Euro 2020 semi-final showdown against Denmark.
Gareth Southgate’s side will be spurred on by millions across the country as hopes soar of football coming home – with the team eyeing up their first potential major final since 1966’s glorious victory.
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And with countless numbers set to crowd around the telly at pubs and their homes alike, millions will raise a beer to cheer on England as the stars take to the pitch at Wembley.
With many offices expected to clear out early for the day as workers dash back in time for the 8pm kick-off, hospitality bosses hope it will see beer sales soar.
It is estimated more than 30million pints will be guzzled down during the clash – including at least 6.8million in bars alone.
England devotees are impatiently awaiting Wednesday’s knockout against Denmark following a thumping 4-0 quarter-final win over Ukraine last Saturday.
A record-breaking 20.9million tuned in to BBC One to watch the epic showdown, making it the UK’s new most-watched TV show of 2021.
Harry Kane scored twice in Rome, with Harry Maguire heading home emphatically before Jordan Henderson wrapped up the scoring with his first England goal.
But their work hasn’t stopped there, and on Tuesday the Three Lions squad wrapped up warm for their final training session ahead of the game.
Englands stars underwent one last workout at St George’s Park before taking the trip to their London base.
All 26 players in Southgate’s squad took part in the morning session, including Bukayo Saka who had missed the win over Ukraine with a knock.
But the majority donned jumpers, scarves and gloves for a runaround that truly betrayed its July date.
Temperatures hung around the 13°C mark on Tuesday with total cloud cover and occasional rain.
Fortunately, the 8pm kick-off at Wembley is forecast to take place in dry conditions and sunny spells that could tip 20°C.
Three Lions boss Southgate faces a tough selection decision following his side’s confident displays thus far.
Denmark’s five-man defence may lead to England matching up man for man, as they did against Germany in the last-16.
Jack Grealish, Phil Foden and the fit-again Saka are all vying for a spot in the XI.
Meanwhile, The Sun today revealed pubs will be allowed to open until 11:15pm on Sunday night – in case the Euros final goes to extra time and penalties.
Boris Johnson this morning signed off plans for extra drinking time this weekend regardless of whether England make Sunday night’s Wembley showdown.