Hatters boss backs Three Lions to win the World Cup

GETTYSkinner and Baddiel sang the 1996 England anthem with the Lightning Seeds

The Duke of Cambridge has sent a message to the England squad following England's 2-0 win against Sweden in the World Cup quarter-finals.

Now, with England surprising everyone by making it all the way to the semi-finals of the World Cup 2018, the Internet has been busy mashing musical scenes from movies and TV shows with the tune.

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.

As the World Cup moves into its final week, the web has been awash with "It's Coming Home" memes. Football could actually be coming home. Staying behind to savour England's triumphant penalty shootout, they belted out a stirring rendition of Please Don't Take Me Home - a chant also adopted by Wales fans during Euro 2016.

"I don't know what you're saying in the dressing room to the players, but whatever you're saying, it's working".

Pop star George Ezra, enjoying his second week at number one with Shotgun, has urged fans to get behind Three Lions.

Now though, we're giving you the task of naming every lyrics. Even if that is a small stretch the Three Lions can nearly always guarantee that the English captain will be able to beat the opposing keeper when they need him most.

"Three Lions" was written, with a mordant irony only possible in Great Britain, to celebrate the arrival of the European Championship in 1996 to England, the idea being that football would be thereby returning to the place of the modern game's birth.

The chorus originated from the fact that England established the world's first governing body of soccer in 1863, according to Federation Internationale de Football Association.

We only have to look back to the last worldwide tournament to see evidence in this; the Three Lions rode into the 2016 Euros on a 10-game undefeated winning streak throughout their qualifiers and many in English media were backing them to have a real chance of bringing home their first global trophy in over 50 years.

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. You have well and truly earned your place in the final eight of the #WorldCup and you should know the whole country is right behind you for Saturday!

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