England wins the social media World Cup

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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.

The Independent, normally a paper which works to reject any kind of jingoism, cries "On Top of the World - Bring on (semi-final rivals) Croatia", forgetting England are not actually on "top of the world" they still have two steps to go. This has been an incredible #WorldCup run and we've enjoyed every minute.

The song, originally by the Lightning Seeds & the comedy duo of Baddiel & Skinner, was initially a Euro 96 song.

"It's coming home, it's coming home" - England's 1996 soccer anthem is making its way back up the music charts this week as fans fantasise about World Cup victory in Russian Federation.

Three Lions has been buzzing around the office all summer.

That faith has manifested as one enthusiastic refrain: "It's coming home".

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What does "It's coming home" mean?

England's first World Cup quarter-final in 12 years, following their nerve-wracking penalty shootout victory over Colombia, takes place when many weddings or post-ceremony receptions will be taking place. "And yet, as I sat in Frank Skinner's living room watching England play Sweden - the team confidence and spirit so clearly there, Harry Maguire's and Dele Alli's headers sealing the day, Jordan Pickford a god among men - I started to experience a unusual new feeling". This time, England are going The Full Monty...

The resurgence of the football anthem Three Lions has been an unexpected boon for its composers, who have seen it return to the charts through no effort of their own.

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

The song shot up 32 places after England's win against Sweden on 7 July.

Good luck and let us know how you get on.

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