A study predicts one in 10 Brits are planning to ''pull a sickie'' if England defeat Columbia in the first of their knock-out games tonight (03.07.18).
The research commissioned by PR company Centropy and conducted by independent polling company Censuswide saw 2,000 members of the public quizzed over whether they would consider skipping work if Gareth Southgate's team prevail.
A total of 16 per cent said they were considering calling in sick in the event of an England victory, with 7 per cent saying they are definitely going to do so, and 8 per cent saying they 'possibly' would.
Steven George-Hilley, founder Centropy PR comments:
''If we win tonight, I'll be allowing every member of staff to work from home. This is a really important moment for the country, we need everyone to get behind Gareth and our boys to take England all the way to the final!''