Published: Tue, July 10, 2018
Arts&Culture | By Matthew Castillo

Why football may truly be coming home

Why football may truly be coming home

The famous song "Three Lions" has topped the United Kingdom charts 22 years after it's first release as the nation continues to be gripped by England's performance at the World Cup in Russian Federation.

Gareth Southgate and his England team aren't either for now.

An hour later when fans were still in the stadium and singing their hearts out, Southgate returned to the pitch and waved his arms as if conducting an orchestra.

Now they're focusing on bringing home the major World Cup trophy for the first time since 1966.

That faith has manifested as one enthusiastic refrain: "It's coming home".

The song is titled "Three Lions (Football's Coming Home)' not 'It's Coming Home". "And yet, as I sat in Frank Skinner's living room watching England play Sweden - the team confidence and spirit so clearly there, Harry Maguire's and Dele Alli's headers sealing the day, Jordan Pickford a god among men - I started to experience a odd new feeling".

Gazza was of course one of the star players the last time England played in an World Cup semi-final back in 1990.

Now though, we're giving you the task of naming every lyrics.

Three Lions has been buzzing around the office all summer.

An incredible 22 years after it's original release at EURO 1996, Three Lions is UK No 1 once again.

The idea that the girl group's saccharine hit record would be revived as a paean to the England manager would have seemed improbable before the tournament kicked off, but World Cup fever can have rather unusual symptoms. The JOE World Cup Minipod semi-final preview hosted by Dion Fanning and Paddy McKenna is here.

Jones said: "I think he's taken to the job seamlessly".

England's Harry Kane celebrates after he scored his side's second goal against Panama on Sunday. And you know why?

But yeah, fair play to Baddiel, Skinner and the Lightning Seeds for their resurgence in the music charts.

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