More than a million England fans are expected to pull sickies on ‘Hangover Monday’ today – and eight million will work form home – after Jude Bellingham dragged the team to a nervy 1-0 win over Serbia at Euro 2024 in Germany last night.

A diving header from Real Madrid’s Jude was the difference in Gelsenkirchen as Gareth Southgate’s side started their campaign with a victory – only their second ever win in an opening game at the European Championships.

Inside the Arena AufSchalke the majority of the 54,740 supporters inside were from England, including the WAGs and families of the team. The city’s fanpark was also rammed with 40,000 fans.

While back home millions watched on TV at home as well and supporters packed pubs and hundreds of fan zones, with thousands of pints of beer being sent airborne as Bellingham put his country ahead in the the 13th minute.

More than a million English fans are expected to skip work today, after 30 million pints were downed in pubs and homes. Another eight million will likely work from home, experts said. 

An England fan celebrates England's 1-0 win over Serbia at the packed BOXPark Wembley in London

An England fan celebrates England’s 1-0 win over Serbia at the packed BOXPark Wembley in London

Jude Bellingham scores the winning goal with a diving header

Jude Bellingham scores the winning goal with a diving header

Jude celebrates with fellow star Phil Foden

 Jude celebrates with fellow star Phil Foden

England fans at the BOXPark Wembley in London

England fans at the BOXPark Wembley in London

England fans in Germany cheer the team on last night where Jude Bellingham got the win

England fans in Germany cheer the team on last night where Jude Bellingham got the win

Harry Kane embraces his wife Kate after England's match against Serbia

Harry Kane embraces his wife Kate after England’s match against Serbia 

Annie Kilner chatting to Kyle Walker in the stands at England's game against Serbia

Annie Kilner chatting to Kyle Walker in the stands at England’s game against Serbia 

Serbian fans react while watching the game at the official UEFA Fan Zone in Frankfurt

Serbian fans react while watching the game at the official UEFA Fan Zone in Frankfurt

BrightHR, which monitors absence among more than a million employees at 50,000 companies, projected a repeat of the 128 per cent sickness increase the day after England’s Euro 2020 Sunday group game.

Chief executive Alan Price said: ‘England fans are preparing to nurse sore heads following the Serbia match, with “Hangover Monday” on the way.

‘Businesses should brace for a wave of questionable sick-leave submissions, unexpected absences, lateness and last-minute holiday requests.’

England’s football heroes beamed as they were reunited with their wives and girlfriends following the Three Lions’ nervy 1-0 victory against Serbia at Euro 2024 last night.

Captain Harry Kane was seen cuddling and smiling with his wife Kate Goodland in the stands after England’s narrow win.

Others wives and girlfriends were also seen snuggling up to their boys and cheering them onto victory throughout last night’s game, including Jordan Pickford and his wife Megan Davison. Dani Dyer also looked in great spirits as she was joined in the stands by boyfriend Jarrod Bowen.

Superstar Jude Bellingham provided the goal to calm the country’s nerves in last night’s opener against Serbia – with a diving header in the 13th minute proving to be the difference in Gelsenkirchen as Gareth Southgate’s men started their campaign with a gritty victory.

The goal was a rare ray of sunshine after a day of blustery wind, cloud and rain left just 600 hardy souls watching the match on a giant screen at the 40,000-capacity Trabrennbahn Racecourse fan zone on the edge of the German city.

Before kick-off, Pickford’s wife waved to fans as she took her seat wearing a cropped England shirt with his No 1 on the front.

Bellingham’s parents, Mark and Denise, and footballer brother Jobe, took selfies with the crowd, while the partners of captain Harry Kane and injured full-back Luke Shaw were also seen in the 50,000-capacity Arena AufSchalke.

Around 300,000 England fans are expected to travel to Germany during the month-long tournament. An estimated 40,000 were in Gelsenkirchen and nearby Essen and Dusseldorf – where accommodation is more plentiful and cheaper – for last night’s match, but only 10,000 had tickets to the Serbia match.

Back home, supporters packed hundreds of fan zones, with thousands of pints of beer being sent airborne as Bellingham put his country ahead.

More than a million English fans are expected to skip work today, after 30 million pints were downed in pubs and homes. Another eight million will likely work from home, experts said.

Harry Kane kisses his wife Kate Goodland after England's match against Serbia last night

Harry Kane kisses his wife Kate Goodland after England’s match against Serbia last night 

Dani Dyer looked in great spirits as she was joined in the stands by her boyfriend Jarrod Bowen after the match

Dani Dyer looked in great spirits as she was joined in the stands by her boyfriend Jarrod Bowen after the match 

England fans celebrating the Three Lions win over Serbia last night

England fans celebrating the Three Lions win over Serbia last night 

England fans gather in London to watch Serbia v England

England fans gather in London to watch Serbia v England

Fans celebrate at full-time at the 4theFans Greenwich Fan Park in London

Fans celebrate at full-time at the 4theFans Greenwich Fan Park in London

England fans celebrates at the official UEFA Fan Zone in Frankfurt, Germany

England fans celebrates at the official UEFA Fan Zone in Frankfurt, Germany

England fans celebrating at the fan zone in Frankfurt

England fans celebrating at the fan zone in Frankfurt 

Megan could be seen waving at fans in the stadium alongside Kane’s wife Kate, who shares four children with the star. 

Among those gathered to cheer on their significant others were Aine Kennedy, Conor Gallagher’s partner, Luke Shaw’s partner Anouska Santos and Ollie Watkins’ partner Ellie Alderson.

Kyle Walker’s wife Annie Kilner also sat in the stands and was pictured chatting to the footballer. 

The players’ families arrived in full force in Gelsenkirchen yesterday evening to cheer on their loved ones as they hoped to get off to a winning start – after painfully losing out in the final to Italy in 2021. 

Bukayo Saka’s partner Tolami Benson was spotted in the stadium. Tolami is 23 and works in PR. 

She has been dating Saka since November 2021, with their romance confirmed during the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. 

Elsewhere, Anouska Santos paid a double tribute to her partner, Luke Shaw, on Instagram.

In the sweet image, Luke, and his eldest son Reign, four, smiled for the camera in an England kit.

Kyle Walker's wife Annie Kilner is pictured in the stands at England's match against Serbia

Kyle Walker’s wife Annie Kilner is pictured in the stands at England’s match against Serbia 

Conor Gallagher and his partner Aine Kennedy cuddling in the stands after the match

Conor Gallagher and his partner Aine Kennedy cuddling in the stands after the match 

Aine Kennedy, Conor Gallagher's partner, is seen in the stands to support her boyfriend

Aine Kennedy, Conor Gallagher’s partner, is seen in the stands to support her boyfriend 

Harry Kane and his wife Kate take a selfie after the match

Harry Kane and his wife Kate take a selfie after the match 

A child takes a photo of Harry and Kate after England's match against Serbia

A child takes a photo of Harry and Kate after England’s match against Serbia

Harry Kane in the stands after the match which saw England beat Serbia 1-0

Harry Kane in the stands after the match which saw England beat Serbia 1-0 

Meanwhile, their newborn daughter, Lumie, perched on her father’s lap and their middle child, Storie, two, sweetly stroked her sister.

Anouska wrote: ‘Happy Father’s Day Luke Shaw. You make these three babies lives so happy, we’re forever proud, but today, just a little more. Love you so much.’

Luke and his long-term partner, Anouska Santos, 33, are believed to have started dating before May 2017.

The couple likes to keep their relationship private and is not accustomed to regularly posting updates on their activities.

Anouska, though, has been seen accompanying her footballer boyfriend at various Man United-related events.

In June last year, Shaw and Santos threw a lavish party to celebrate the first birthday of their daughter Storie.

England fans celebrate after the end of the Group C match between Serbia and England in the Euro 2024

England fans celebrate after the end of the Group C match between Serbia and England in the Euro 2024

England fans gather in London to watch Serbia v England

England fans gather in London to watch Serbia v England

An England fan at the BOXPark Wembley in London celebrating

An England fan at the BOXPark Wembley in London celebrating

Fans at the Trabrennbahn Gelsenkirchen racecourse fan park

Fans at the Trabrennbahn Gelsenkirchen racecourse fan park

Harry Kane's wife Kate in the stands to support the England captain

Harry Kane’s wife Kate in the stands to support the England captain 

Luke Shaw's girlfriend Anouska Santos during England's match against Serbia

Luke Shaw’s girlfriend Anouska Santos during England’s match against Serbia 

Anouska Santos, Luke Shaw's girlfriend, during England's match against Serbia at Euro 2024

Anouska Santos, Luke Shaw’s girlfriend, during England’s match against Serbia at Euro 2024 

Annie Kilner in the stands at England's match against Serbia, in which the Three Lions won 1-0

Annie Kilner in the stands at England’s match against Serbia, in which the Three Lions won 1-0

Bukayo Saka's partner Tolami Benson was spotted in the stadium

Bukayo Saka’s partner Tolami Benson was spotted in the stadium  

Megan was pictured chatting to Aine Kennedy, who is Conor Gallagher's partner, at the stadium before kick off

Megan was pictured chatting to Aine Kennedy, who is Conor Gallagher’s partner, at the stadium before kick off

Goalkeeper Jordan Pickford's wife Megan waved as she was seen arriving at the stadium on Sunday ahead of England's match against Serbia

Goalkeeper Jordan Pickford’s wife Megan waved as she was seen arriving at the stadium on Sunday ahead of England’s match against Serbia

Megan Pickford finds her seat ahead of tonight's opening clash for England

Megan Pickford finds her seat ahead of tonight’s opening clash for England

Harry Kane's wife Kate (left) arrives at the stadium in Gelsenkirchen, Germany

Harry Kane’s wife Kate (left) arrives at the stadium in Gelsenkirchen, Germany

England Forward Ollie Watkins' girlfriend Ellie Alderson

England Forward Ollie Watkins’ girlfriend Ellie Alderson 

Reality star Dani Dyer was in the stadium to cheer on England and her partner Jarrod Bowen

Reality star Dani Dyer was in the stadium to cheer on England and her partner Jarrod Bowen

Goalkeeper Jordan Pickford's wife Megan in the stands

Goalkeeper Jordan Pickford’s wife Megan in the stands 

Luke Shaw's partner Anouska Santos was seen deep in conversation as she waited for the game to begin

Luke Shaw’s partner Anouska Santos was seen deep in conversation as she waited for the game to begin

Ollie Watkins' partner Ellie Alderson (right) smiles during the build up to kick off

Ollie Watkins’ partner Ellie Alderson (right) smiles during the build up to kick off

Dani Dyer showed support for her partner Jarrod Bowen ahead of today's game and posted a snap in and England football top

Dani Dyer showed support for her partner Jarrod Bowen ahead of today’s game and posted a snap in and England football top 

Anouska Santos, Luke Shaw's girlfriend has also been spotted cheering on the Three Lions

Anouska Santos, Luke Shaw’s girlfriend has also been spotted cheering on the Three Lions

Tolami Benson posed with a selfie in the stadium before she cheered on her boyfriend -  Bukayo Saka

Tolami Benson posed with a selfie in the stadium before she cheered on her boyfriend –  Bukayo Saka 

Elli Anderson, Ollie Watkin's girlfriend, posted a selfie on Instagram at the game

Elli Anderson, Ollie Watkin’s girlfriend, posted a selfie on Instagram at the game 

John Stone's girlfriend Olivia Naylor is also in Gelsenkirchen to cheer on England and her Man City defender boyfriend

John Stone’s girlfriend Olivia Naylor is also in Gelsenkirchen to cheer on England and her Man City defender boyfriend 

Lewis Dunk's partner Abi Yaxley with their young child

Lewis Dunk’s partner Abi Yaxley with their young child 

Phil Foden's son, Ronnie Foden (pictured), looked adorable dressed in a full England kit and matching chain

Phil Foden’s son, Ronnie Foden (pictured), looked adorable dressed in a full England kit and matching chain

Ronnie, five, is known for his cheeky personality after he was seen trying to open a bottle of champagne after Manchester City won an unprecedented fourth Premier League title in May

Ronnie, five, is known for his cheeky personality after he was seen trying to open a bottle of champagne after Manchester City won an unprecedented fourth Premier League title in May

Luke Shaw's partner Anouska Santos shared a picture of him with his children, Reign (left), Storie (right), and Lumie (centre), adding that they are 'forever proud'

Luke Shaw’s partner Anouska Santos shared a picture of him with his children, Reign (left), Storie (right), and Lumie (centre), adding that they are ‘forever proud’

England fans are also hoping to see Trent Alexander-Arnold’s girlfriend Iris Law makes an appearance in Germany. The model’s parents are A-listers Jude Law and Sadie Frost.

Trent Alexander-Arnold and Iris Law were first spotted together in early May, and have enjoyed a budding romance ever since.

When paparazzi first caught the pair catching coffee in London two months ago, the attention was barely a drop in the ocean compared to the limelight and glamorous lifestyle she’s grown accustomed to.

Dubbed the new ‘it couple’, sources close to The Sun said the duo first met at a photoshoot in April for Guess Jeans, of which they are both ambassadors.

The budding couple then arranged an impromptu coffee date and a walk around Portobello Market, clearly wanting to spend as much time as possible getting to know each other.

The stunning fashion model made her Paris Fashion week catwalk debut for Miu Miu and has gone on to establish herself as one of British fashion’s ‘it girls’. She has been the face of Burberry, is a beauty ambassador for Dior and has featured in campaigns for Marc Jacobs.

Fans are hoping Iris Law, Trent Alexander- Arnold's girlfriend, with make an appearance in Germany (pictured at a party hosted by Frieze and Versace in London in October 2021)

Fans are hoping Iris Law, Trent Alexander- Arnold’s girlfriend, with make an appearance in Germany (pictured at a party hosted by Frieze and Versace in London in October 2021)

Meanwhile, Man United defender Luke Shaw’s girlfriend Anouska Santos, and Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford’s wife Megan were spotted arriving for their flight on Saturday ahead of yesterday’s game. 

Anouska made sure comfort was key for the short haul flight in a pair of oversized blue jogging bottoms and a slouch T-shirt.

She carried her essentials in a Mulberry Bayswater bag, which retails at over £1,300, and appeared to go makeup free for the flight.

Meanwhile, Megan – who gave birth last year – flashed her toned abs in a black crop top and leggings, teamed with a chic oversized beige blazer.

The mother-of-two completed the look with chunky trainers, while carrying her belongings in a silver handbag.

Megan met Everton ace Jordan Pickford when they were teenagers. The childhood sweethearts have been dating since she was 14 and he was 16 after meeting at school and share a son, Arlo, five, and baby daughter Astara.

The couple went out on their first date to the cinema while he was a pupil at St Robert of Newminster Catholic School in their native Washington, Tyne and Wear.

Megan, now 28, graduated from university in 2019 while supporting her beau. She even made the move cross country from Sunderland to Liverpool when he signed for Everton for a cool £30million.

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