Come on England! Celebrities euphoric after World Cup quarter-final win

England jersey 2018 Three Lions

"It's coming home / It's coming home / football's coming home", runs the chorus that has become the universal England fan refrain.

Pop star George Ezra, enjoying his second week at number one with "Shotgun", has urged fans to get behind "Three Lions".

Yes, David Baddiel, Frank Skinner and The Lightning Seeds' 1996 hit Three Lions is back at No.1.

They changed the lyrics to reflect the England squad as it was at the time, and the new version was just as popular.

I guess it's the hope that kills you.

Skinner then pulled the top down to reveal his identity before continuing to jump around enthusiastically in his Absolute Radio studio, just hours ahead of the crucial quarter-final game.

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. Here's what "it's coming home" means and its origin.

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"The cheers I can hear outside coming from every direction is giving me chills!" she said on Twitter.

The Three Lions face Sweden in a quarter-final clash this afternoon, with the winners going on to play either Russian Federation or Croatia in the last four.

The Official Vodafone Big Top 40, produced by Global, is said to be the only chart that reflects consumption of music in the United Kingdom in real time.

The Three Lions was originally released for the European Championships in 1996 when it topped the charts.

Talk about spreading the England cheer on the other side of the pond!

What are we to do with the losers' anthem if England - as seems more possible than at anytime since 1990's fourth place finish in Italy - actually go on to win?

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