Boris Johnson to hold major press conference during England’s first Euro 2020 match

BORIS Johnson will hold a major press conference – slap bang in the middle of England’s first Euro 2020 match.

The PM will snub football stars – and infuriate lovers of both politics and sport – by staging his G7 conference midway through Sunday’s crunch match against Croatia.

Mr Johnson, who prefers rugby and cricket, is due to begin his closing press conference at the summit in Cornwall moments after the Three Lions kick off.

The referee will blow his whistle to start the game at 2pm – and Mr Johnson will begin speaking a mere five minutes later. 

His spokesman admitted: “It is looking likely there will be a clash I’m afraid, but we will do our best.”

The PM is the host of the G7 – meaning he could decide when the conference was scheduled.

It’s likely he’ll face a much smaller audience than usual as millions tune into the Group D clash instead.

A total of 24 nations will compete in Euro 2020. The contest will get under way today.

Of the Home Nations, three have made it to the finals with England and Scotland both in Group D, while Wales have a tough ask in Group A.

More to follow…