'It's Coming Home!' England fans get World Cup fever

Danny Woods
July 10, 2018

Football's coming home! There is no doubt about it, as these infectious movie and TV inspired Wold Cup mash-ups prove.

Multiple social media platforms are overflowing with memes, fan made videos, and tweets from England fans, cheering for their favorite team.

Since it first topped the charts 22 years ago, the song become the soundtrack for England fans at a string of global tournaments, including this year's World Cup.

Both versions of Three Lions have sold a combined total of 1.6 million copies, making the song one of the most successful singles in the United Kingdom of all time.

It's safe to say the entire nation was in the mood to celebrate at the weekend, after England's latest World Cup win against Sweden on Saturday (7 July), securing a place in this week's semi-final.

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The song was created, with the help of comedians David Baddiel and Frank Skinner, to commemorate England hosting the 1996 European Football Championship, its first hosting gig since the 1966 World Cup, according to the BBC.

They now face Croatia on Wednesday, which could mean they reach the final of the competition on Sunday. England have not only scored multiple headers with both John Stones and Harry Maguire now scoring, but their set piece routines have seen defences looking frantic in attempts to stay marking their man leading to penalties due to holds in the box. The iconic line in the song "It's Coming Home" is taking over the country.

Overall, Baddiel, Skinner and The Lightning Seeds have two UK No.1s, two Top 10s, five weeks at No.1, 16 weeks in the Top 10, 33 in the Top 40 and 50 in the Top 75.

"Sometimes it's hard to break a team down, so if you win 1-0, if they had won the game 1-0 (against Colombia), it wasn't a classic in any way".

What are we to do with the losers' anthem if England - as seems more possible than at anytime since 1990's fourth place finish in Italy - actually go on to win?

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