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Tesco Express and Co-op stores in Suffolk closing early on Sunday ahead of England v Italy Euros final

Tesco Express and Co-op stores across Suffolk will be shutting up shop early tomorrow ahead of the eagerly-awaited Euros final.

The national chains are closing all their branches at 7.45pm - 15 minutes before England and Italy kick-off at Wembley.

While they will be a no-go zone on Sunday night, Lidl has announced it is to delay its Monday morning openings to give staff more time to recover from the match - but only if the Three Lions become European champions.

Tesco Express and Co-op stores are shutitng early tomorrow
Tesco Express and Co-op stores are shutitng early tomorrow

As for home deliveries, Iceland says there will be none in operation on Sunday after 7pm, as the firm allows its delivery drivers time to get home for the match.

Co-op chief operating officer, Chris Whitfield, said: “We all hope football’s coming home, but colleagues in our stores in England will definitely be going home as we are closing early to allow them to join the rest of the nation in supporting the team.

“We appreciate just how much this means to many of our store colleagues and we want them to be able to celebrate at home with their family and friends.”

Across England, there are 2,034 Co-op stores, and 1,600 Tesco Express branches.

Unlike Lidl, the stores are set to reopen as normal on Monday.

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