Why football may truly be coming home

Rosalie Gross
July 10, 2018

As the big boys have dropped like flies and England have somehow ended up in the semi-finals of the World Cup, people are daring to dream.

A re-worked version with new new lyrics for the 1998 World Cup in France also spent three weeks at the summit.

It marked their first knockout victory in a World Cup for 12 years, and only their seventh in any major tournament since back in 1996.

Though the song is more than 20 years old, United Kingdom soccer fans still use "It's coming home" as a rallying cry, echoing through stadiums and social media networks alike.

The Lightning Seeds' Ian Broudie and comedians Frank Skinner and David Baddiel originally released Three Lion in 1996.

They now face Croatia on Wednesday, which could mean they reach the final of the competition on Sunday.

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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.

Dubbing "Three Lions" over absolutely every movie ever made has proved to be a popular theme.

Without a doubt, the shining star in this England side, Harry Kane is the leading the race for the Golden Boot having scored 6 out of England's 11 goals so far in the competition.

"Not just the players around the camp, the media, the pundits, I think everyone genuinely wants him to do well and that's as much to do with the man as it is to do with England being their country".

In 2018, right at this moment, "Three Lions" is all-pervasive on the English airwaves, utterly unavoidable at bars and pubs, pumped out virtually on repeat before, during and after English World Cup matches.

The most erotically charged example of football coming home definitely came with a little help from the brilliant dole queue scene in "The Full Monty".

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