‘It’s Coming Home,’ Chant Fans After England Reach World Cup Semis
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“It’s coming home,” sang English football fans across the world as their side beat Sweden 2-0 to reach their first World Cup semi-final in 28 years.
A first-half header by Harry McGuire and a 59th minute strike from Dele Alli sent England in the last four of a World Cup finals for the first time since 1990.
Oh it was fantastic, I thought we were fluid. After the first 10 minutes, it was a bit ‘thing’ but then we just played beautifully I thought. I thought first half there were just waves of attacks and it was just a pleasure to watch much better than Colombia. So I thought it was great.Chris Wheatley, Accountant from Cardiff
And as they made it to the next round, it was once again the song originally written to celebrate the European Championships of 1996 – when England played host to the tournament – that was revived as the English anthem.
The 1996 hit’s main lyric 'Football's Coming Home' is now used as a call for the World Cup itself to return to England after a 52 year absence.
England next take on Croatia on 11 July for a place in the World Cup final. If they make it, it will be their first summit clash in the tournament since 1966 when they won the title.
‘It’s Coming Home’ is the chorus of the “Three Lions” written by the Scouse Britpop band the Lightning Seeds and comedians Frank Skinner and David Baddiel. The song mentions ‘30 years of hurt’ referring to England’s only World Cup win in 1966.