ALDI may be a German supermarket but the chain will close all its stores early on Sunday if England make the final of the World Cup.

Bosses have said the company will shut up shop at 3pm to allow staff enough time to get home and watch the final an hour later - although Croatia may have something to say about that in tonight’s match.

Giles Hurley,chief executive of the company in the UK and Ireland, said: “Everybody is getting behind the England team out in Russia, including our customers and colleagues.

“With the final scheduled to kick off at 4pm on the Sunday afternoon, we want to make sure that,if England make it that far, our team have time to finish work and get home to watch the match, just like everyone else.

“We’re all really looking forward to cheering on Harry Kane and the boys.”

The budget supermarket chain announced its decision earlier this week - but other supermarkets have said they can’t yet say whether they might do the same.

One member of staff at Tesco’s head office in Scotland did say that they didn't know what the chain's plans are but clarified that it is coming home.

England are playing Croatia tonight in only the third world cup semi final the team has ever reached, after 1966 and 1990. The players have the chance to reach the final for only the second time in history.

The FIFA World Cup final kicks off at 4pm on Sunday July 15 at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium.