Harry Kane: we could have done better

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Three Lions, recorded by David Baddiel, Frank Skinner and the Lightning Seeds, was originally written for Euro 1996, another tournament where England made a run through to the semifinals.

Three Lions has exploded again during this World Cup, propelled by hundreds of memes spreading virally on social media, all making up part of England's unexpected but exhilarating journey towards tonight's World Cup semi-final against Croatia, the national team's first since Italia 90.

"It was a tough game, a 50-50 game, I'm sure we'll look back at stuff we could have done better but we worked as hard as we could". The players have spoken about how they have been keeping track online of the scenes back home while Southgate believes winning in Russian Federation would be bigger than 1966, the only time England have won the World Cup, due to the global reach and worldwide connectivity of the game.

With the whole of England finally daring to believe, the 2-1 loss against Croatia came as a devastating blow to fans up and down the country.

England is making waves at the World Cup in Russian Federation, and they're being followed by a bittersweet tune.

Pundit Paul Merson has told the Daily Star that he thinks Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren won't have slept well thinking about having to play against Harry Kane tonight. "We felt we were good enough but have fallen just a bit short". It's since become, for better or worse, intrinsically tied to England's football team.

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.

Speaking to Sky News 22 years on, the ex-footballer said: "Football's coming home, I couldn't listen to it for 20 years, frankly".

"It hurts now but I know when we look back there are a lot of positives, (a lot of) experience we can take".

England manager Gareth Southgate.

"Of course the tournament ended in disappointment and it is nice to be able to put a different frame on it now".

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