England fans tricked into singing 'Tiocfaidh Ár Lá' instead of 'Three Lions'

Three Lions returns to the charts ahead of England's World Cup match with Sweden

Three Lions returns to the charts ahead of England's World Cup match with Sweden

With no official song for England at this year's World Cup, football fans have re-embraced 1996 classic, Three Lions.

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

The Official Charts Company Midweek Sales Flash is in, and it seems football may really be coming home in the singles chart. With lyrics like, "England's gonna throw it away, gonna blow it away", and "thirty years of hurt", the song was meant to lovingly poke fun at the bittersweet existence of British soccer fans, according to the Independent. The triumph at the recently played U20 World Cup marked the first title for the country since the glory days in 1966, when they beat Venezuela 1-0 in the final on June 11, 2017, in South Korea.

Dubbing "Three Lions" over absolutely every movie ever made has proved to be a popular theme.

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

But what's that tune I can hear England fans singing during this World Cup? Their goals saved England from what would have been another nerve-wracking 30 minutes of extra-time and possibly another penalty shootout.

Three months after England's first global soccer title in over a half century, the youngest ones emulated the U20 feat and lifted the World Cup trophy in India on October 28 after defeating Spain 5-2 in the championship match.

"But I think it's time we knock it off the number one spot with Three Lions", he said.

"Gareth, good luck. Stick to what you're doing, I'm behind you", he added.

Skinner, who formed part of a track originally produced for Euro '96 alongside comedy partner David Baddiel and the Lightning Seeds, is delighted to be back under the brightest of spotlights.

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