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Lora Ball | 10 July, 2018, 05:14

Three Lions was only No 33 when it entered the Top 40 last week, but has risen to the very top after England's 2-0 quarter finals win against Sweden.

At the final whistle, Gareth Southgate, normally mild-mannered, walked on to the pitch and roared his approval to 5,000 England fans who roared back.

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

It's coming home, it's coming.

"For me, Uruguay have been excellent, I like Belgium, but I think it will be a Croatia, England semi-final, and then if England get though I fancy them, I really fancy them".

England fans have been claiming on social media that football is "coming home", the chorus of the country's favorite football song titled "Three Lions", written when England hosted the European Championships in 1996 and reached the semifinals.

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

Comedian Russell Brand shared a video of himself reciting the St Crispin's Day speech from William Shakespeare's Henry V, against the music of Three Lions.

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The Three Lions booked their spot in the semi-finals of the competition with a 2-0 win over Sweden on Saturday afternoon. The regular and the 30-minute overtime periods ended in a 2-2 draw.

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But what's that tune I can hear England fans singing during this World Cup?

On the albums chart British synth pop group Years & Years are on course to debut at number one with sophomore release Palo Santo.

In 1998, the Lightning Seeds re-released "Three Lions" with new lyrics, an opportune cash-in with lyrics updated to reflect the loss two years earlier.

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

England's Harry Kane celebrates after he scored his side's second goal against Panama on Sunday.

"We still believe, says Three Lions '98, so yes, all right, I believe: it's coming home".

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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