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Is it already time to sing 'It's coming home'?

Is it already time to sing 'It's coming home'?

After finishing second in their Group to fellow semi finalists Belgium, Gareth Southgate's side has incredibly found itself on the easier side of the draw, avoiding the likes of France, Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay, while Spain and Germany faced early elimination.

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.

There's been some vaguely annoying fake news spread about the place regarding the England football team's official song for Euro '96 and World Cup '98. Football could actually be coming home. Demi Lovato from the top of the charts on Sunday evening.

Throw it away Gonna blow it away But I know they can play 'Cause I remember.

And Prince William wasn't the only royal who's been taking to social media in honour of England's World Cup success so far. And that is entirely thanks to "Three Lions".

'This has been an incredible #WorldCup run and we've enjoyed every minute.

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The ironic thing is that "Three Lions" is not a song about winning football, but about losing it - losing it in crushing, brutal, humiliating agony, in ways both unbearable and expected by anyone who admires this team.

The Three Lions was originally released for the European Championships in 1996 when it topped the charts. As a result, there isn't an obvious tune to belt out along the lines of a World in Motion from 1990, or Three Lions '98 from the World Cup of that year.

Online streaming service Spotify reports that Three Lions was streamed almost half a million times on England's match against Colombia, and has gone through the roof following the team's Sweden win.

In recent past, England only had World Cup appearances to forget.

"I find myself doing this with qualifiers and all that - you have to say: 'Oh well, you never know".

Officialcharts.com said the song, performed by comedians Frank Skinner and David Baddiel and the Lightning Seeds, had shot up from 24 to number 1 at the halfway stage yesterday's chart update.


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