Why All Your English Mates Keep Telling You That Football’s Coming Home

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After finally breaking their dreaded penalty shootout curse in the round of 16 against Colombia, and a dominating display against a lacklustre Swedish side, England progressed to the semi-finals of the 2018 FIFA World Cup via a 2-0 win, where they never really seemed trouble to lose.

While there may still be eight nations competing, the real victor at the World Cup so far must surely be David Baddiel, Frank Skinner and Ian Broudie due to the royalties they are reaping by the bucket load.

Multiple social media platforms are overflowing with memes, fan made videos, and tweets from England fans, cheering for their favorite team.

England will now go on to play Croatia in the semi-finals, fighting for a place in the final next Sunday.

As it happened, England supporters already had an anthem prepared for this downfall: "Three Lions", a rousing barn-burner by brit-pop band The Lightning Seeds, with lyrics by comedians David Baddiel and Frank Skinner. Here's what "it's coming home" means and its origin. And that is entirely thanks to "Three Lions".

"Three Lions" is back in the charts, the sun is out and football fever has gripped the country.

Matt Yeo, who is marrying Sophie Wood - whom he says had to take a lot of convincing to accommodate those guests who are football fans as she is not one - has ordered a satellite dish for the post-ceremony reception.

Harry Maguire and Dele Alli both scored during the game securing England's place in the final four of the World Cup.

Set pieces have been more influential in this World Cup than any from recent years with 43% of all group stage goals coming from either free kicks, penalties, corners or throw-ins. "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 odd new feeling". Fair, but we mustn't forget the line which follows: "I know that was then / but it could be again".

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