It may be coming home to No 1 on the United Kingdom singles charts but the coach of the England's national football team, Gareth Southgate, has revealed that he used to detest the popular Three Lions anthem.
Three Lions, which is named for the team's crest, has been streamed and downloaded more than 2.5 millions times, so much that it's hit number one on the U.K.'s Big Top 40 chart this week. From parodies of The Matrix, Shrek and The Office to rewrites of the royal wedding and Michael Jackson videos, see some of the most hilarious results below. Croatia is now headed to its first-ever World Cup final against France on Sunday. That match against West Germany had ended in a 1-1 draw, with England going on to lose the penalty shootout.
It left England fans absolutely gutted.
"I'm certainly proud of the support we're receiving".
"In a petition on the Government's website, a patriotic England supporter named Liam Betson has urged authorities to give people the Monday off after the World Cup final, because the next day 'will not be pleasant for all fans". "The nation has come together and hopefully this is only the beginning of the celebrations!"
"We've had the chance to make a difference". Either football is one step closer to "coming home" for England, or, as the first verse tells it, "Everyone seems to know the score, they've seen it all before/ They just know, they're so sure/ That England's gonna throw it away, gonna blow it away".
The English national team bagged a World Cup trophy in 1966, and reached fourth place in 1990, held in Italy. It has a slightly different feel for me, but it's nice to hear people enjoying it again. It is an anthem and has followed the team for a long time, but involved some hard moments as well.
England's midfielder Jordan Henderson and Gareth Southgate at the Luxhniki Stadium.
Meanwhile, Three Lions is set to score a UK No.1 this week, 22 years on from when it was originally released.