Entertainment 6 Unexpected Versions Of 'Three Lions' To Get You In The Mood For England's World Cup Semi-Final Match

14:55  11 july  2018
14:55  11 july  2018 Source:   huffingtonpost.co.uk

Five things we learned as England beat Sweden 2-0 to book semi-final place

  Five things we learned as England beat Sweden 2-0 to book semi-final place England booked their place for the World Cup semi-final by beating Sweden 2-0 in what was really a comfortable win for the Three Lions. The Swedes never really threatened the England goal, with Goalkeeper Jordan Pickford again pulling out the heroics to deny Sweden a famous semi-final place. England took the lead early through a Harry Maguire header, with the Leicester defender scoring his first international goal with a brilliant powered header into the Swedish goal. Dele Alli would add a second for the Three Lions in the second half. The Spurs midfielder headed in at close range to score England’s second and put the game out of reach for Sweden. Jordan Pickford made some good stops to deny Sweden a way back into the game, with the Everton goalkeeper getting his first clean sheet of the tournament. England will now play the winner of the Russia vs Croatia semi-final in Moscow, as they look to book their place in the World Cup final for the first time since 1966. Here are five things we learnt as England make the semi-finals of a major tournament for the first time since 1996.

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With football fever currently sweeping the country, ‘Three Lions’ is on course to top the UK charts 22 years after it was first released. 

As England have gone from strength to strength in the World Cup, the track’s popularity has soared and “It’s coming home” has fast become the nation’s favourite catchphrase.

Ahead of the England team’s semi-final match against Croatia tonight, we’ve dug out six surprising covers of the Baddiel and Skinner classic that are sure to get you in the mood for the biggest game in recent football history... 

The Queen’s Guard

The Queen’s Guard took some time out from, errr, guarding the Queen, to perform a brassed-up rendition of the song outside Buckingham Palace ahead of England’s quarter final match with Sweden. Although we wonder how Ma’am felt about all that racket going on in her front yard?

Three Lions tops Big Top 40 chart after England’s win against Sweden

  Three Lions tops Big Top 40 chart after England’s win against Sweden The track has enjoyed a boost thanks to England’s World Cup campaign in Russia.The track, by comedians Frank Skinner and David Baddiel with The Lightning Seeds, knocked last week’s chart-topper Solo by Clean Bandit and Demi Lovato off the top spot.

England ' s breathtaking victory over Colombia on Tuesday night means that the Three Lions will now play Sweden in the World Cup quarter- finals . Scenes of hysteria and jubilation broke out across the nation after Eric Dier slotted home the deciding penalty in the shootout.

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‘Adler auf der Brust’ - Mundstuhl

Ever thought about what ‘Three Lions’ might sound like in German? No? Us neither. But it turns out such a thing does actually exist, as Frankfurt team Eintracht having made their own version, which translates as ‘Eagles On The Chest’. 

We have to admit, listening to it is all the sweeter knowing our old rivals are already out of the World Cup. 

Norwich Cathedral Choir

Children’s choirs are not for everyone but even the coldest of hearts will be warmed by the Norwich Cathedral Choir’s take on the song. 

The Royal Albert Hall organist

You’re in an empty Royal Albert Hall, you’re a skilled musician, and football is coming home, so naturally the only thing to do is bash out a rendition of ‘Three Lions’ on the organ, right?

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  Pogba dedicates France win to Thai cave boys Paul Pogba has dedicated France's World Cup semi-final victory to the 12 boys rescued from a Thai cave. The French football star hailed the youngsters as "heroes" after they spent more than two weeks trapped inside the flooded cave system.His comments came after France secured a place in the World Cup final with a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Belgium in St Petersburg.After the game, Pogba tweeted: "This victory goes to the heroes of the day, well done boys, you are so strong.

6 Unexpected Versions Of ' Three Lions ' To Get You In The Mood For England ' s World Cup Semi - Final . Football Fans Will Throw Away 300,000 Plastic Pint Glasses During England ' s Semi - Final Match .

England superfan who bought a ticket to every Three Lions match during the 1966 World Cup . Bryan, from Maidstone in Kent, said he was in no doubt England ' s controversial third goal scored by hat-trick hero Geoff Hurst in the final crossed the line.

That’s exactly what Graham Thorpe, a Royal College of Music Organ Scholar, did last week and it sounded bloody glorious. 

The Birmingham Salvation Army 

As we left Birmingham following our HuffPost Listens project last week, one member of our team captured the joyous moment members of The Salvation Army entertained shoppers with their take on the classic anthem.  

The Squad ft. Robbie Williams and Russell Brand

This 2010 version of ‘Three Lions’ didn’t deviate too far from the 1996 one, but as well as changing the lyric of ’30 years of hurt’ or ‘all these years of hurt’, it also saw Robbie Williams and Russell Brand feature on it alongside David Baddiel and Frank Skinner. 

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Slaven Bilic thinks it’s arrogant, Graeme Souness believes the song should be banned but Gary Lineker insists it’s just the English sense of humour… so, who is right about Football’s Coming Home? .
It has been the soundtrack of England's World Cup campaign but it seems It's Coming Home has not been well received by a wider audience. Gary Lineker backs it, but Slaven Bilic isn't a fan.The 1996 track 'Three Lions' by the Lightning Seeds with Frank Skinner and David Baddiel surged in popularity during the Russia tournament as the country caught the World Cup bug and willed England on.

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