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Cross of St George to fly over No 10 during England’s World Cup clashes

Theresa May said the flag would also be raised during next year’s women’s tournament.

The Cross of St George will fly over 10 Downing Street for each of England’s remaining World Cup matches and for next year’s women’s tournament, Theresa May has said.

The Prime Minister told MPs she will be encouraging other departments across Whitehall to adopt the practice for the team’s remaining clashes in Russia.

No 10 will be flying the England flag on the day of each of England's matches from now on Theresa May

Speaking in the Commons, Mrs May congratulated England for making it through to the next round.

She told MPs: “No 10 will be flying the England flag on the day of each of England’s matches from now on.

“We will be encouraging other government departments to do the same.

“I’m going to go further than my predecessors. Next year we will do the same for the women’s World Cup.”

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