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Gareth Southgate is rapidly becoming a national icon thanks to his performance at this World Cup

Gareth Southgate is rapidly becoming a national icon thanks to his performance at this World Cup

The Duke of Cambridge, who is also the President of England's Football Association, was one of the first to congratulate the team. But first, a bit of context.

"It's coming home" is the chorus of "Three Lions" by The Lightning Seeds.

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They re-released it two years later and have enjoyed widespread success - unlike their team - since it's release.

"Whether that takes it out of them for the final or whether it actually gives them that greatest test going into it, they're more ready for it, I don't know".

The catchy football anthem was written by comedians David Baddiel and Frank Skinner and performed by The LightningSeeds.

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England reached the World Cup finals only once before, back in 1966 when they hosted and won the Fifa World Cup.

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

Former EastEnders star Harry Reid posted about both the World Cup game and Pride London, taking place on the same day.

"For those attending a wedding service at 3pm, I'd strongly encourage you to make sure you are fully on-side with the happy couple and switch off your mobile phone in advance", she told the Daily Telegraph.

"Confident, professional and a team that are playing for each other, playing for the manager and playing for our country..." Fair, but we mustn't forget the line which follows: "I know that was then / but it could be again".

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