The Detroit Lions and the Three Lions: Drawing inspiration

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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.

Neville gave an optimistic outlook on England's prospects after they exceeded expectations at the World Cup, and said Southgate's men were now better equipped for high-pressure situations.

"It's tough, we're gutted", he said.

Gary Neville thought Kane played like he was injured and suggested it might soon come out the England striker hurt himself before the game.


Gareth Southgate. England manager, ahead of the semi-final against Croatia on 10 July 2018.

"We've got a great team spirit, great chemistry, a very young team".

"I was convinced before the World Cup that Harry Kane would have a good tournament - and he has not failed me", Marta wrote in The Guardian.

"England may cry because they were so close, but they can also be optimistic".


Known as the Three Lions, this marks England's best World Cup performance since 1990, bringing a massive catharsis and renewed optimism to their fervent supporters. Whether they were ravaging an IKEA store or filling the streets of Clapham, in south London, in one case crashing through a glass bus shelter, you can hear it in the background: "it's coming home, it's coming, football's coming home".

"I would just walk out of the room, it is an anthem and has followed the team for a long time but involved some hard moments as well".

England captain Harry Kane believes his side has "reconnected" with the nation after reaching the World Cup semi-finals.

England manager Gareth Southgate.


Meanwhile, Three Lions is set to score a UK No.1 this week, 22 years on from when it was originally released.

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