Gareth Southgate happy to see England’s World Cup run unite country

Football fans at the Watersplash watch England’s quarter-final match against Sweden on Saturday

John Stones hit the headlines for his two goals in England's 6-1 trouncing of Panama in the group stages of the 2018 World Cup, but the Manchester City defender has the chance to show off his defensive attributes again this evening when the Three Lions face Croatia, with the victor earning the right to face France in Sunday's final.

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. From parodies of The Matrix, Shrek and The Office to rewrites of the royal wedding and Michael Jackson videos, see some of the most hilarious results below. The song was official anthem for the English team which was about to host European Championship, its first major tournament since the World Cup 1966. England was beaten by Germany in the penultimate game after current coach Gareth Southgate missed a penalty in a shootout following a 1-1 tie.

England's experience at the World Cup in Russian Federation will not only set the standard for future generations but this will also be the beginning of a new era of English football, said coach Gareth Soutgate.

Or, as one of my British colleagues put it, the "absolutely miserable history of being an England supporter". "The nation has come together and hopefully this is only the beginning of the celebrations!" "We want to continue doing everybody proud".

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"Football's coming home... I couldn't listen to it for 20 years, frankly", said Southgate.

Despite being an worldwide force in soccer, the English team has been perennial under-performers at the World Cup, but Prince William believes all that is set to change with the current crop of players and their boss Gareth Southgate leading the charge in Russian Federation. "But it's nice to hear people enjoying it again".

England's midfielder Jordan Henderson and Gareth Southgate at the Luxhniki Stadium.

"I would just walk out of the room". That music is then dubbed over with, "Three Lions".

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