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

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Football anthem "Three Lions" is leading the race to top the Official Singles Chart this Friday as Gareth Southgate's England prepare for their World Cup semi-final against Croatia.

Two other football songs are also set to re-enter the top 40, with Fat Les' 1998 song Vindaloo at 28 and New Order's 1990 number one hit World In Motion at 34.

The number one comes 22 years after the song was released in 1996 to accompany the European Championships, which were that year held in England.

"I don't know what you're saying in the dressing room to the players, but whatever you're saying, it's working". Demi Lovato from the top as England continues to triumph.

As we find ourselves again amid the humid months of World Cup fever, indefatigable optimism returns to England, whose soccer-adoring millions are incapable of anything less than blind conviction.

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Une cellule psychologique a été mise en place par le personnel de l'hôpital pour épauler les proches des victimes. Il s'agissait d'une fillette de 9 ans, et de deux garçons âgés de 10 et 13 ans.

"It's coming home" makes up the chorus of the 1996 song "Three Lions", by The Lightning Seeds.

I know that was then.

As celebrations rage, and ahead of the team's next bout, you may have noticed lots of United Kingdom fans saying, "It's coming home". Before England's game against Belgium last week I heard it played, sung and screamed three dozen times; in the hours afterward, I heard it performed at karaoke.

"But certainly I think England are the best team in their side of the draw, closely followed by Croatia".

"The biggest thing about it is there's always euphoria over England and sometimes it's misplaced and sometimes it's over the top and being a Scot, or an Irishman or a Welshman that can rankle with you a little bit".