England RL stars get behind Southgate's World Cup stars in hilarious video

Ross Houston
July 11, 2018

Asked how he would avoid the song, Southgate added: "I would just walk out of the room, it is an anthem and has followed the team for a long time but involved some hard moments as well".

"I don't know to what extent you see the level of celebrations in Croatia".

In an age of tattoos, tongue piercings and tensions over Brexit, a soft-spoken man in a dark blue waistcoat and striped tie is uniting England amid dreams of victory in soccer's World Cup.

"The atmosphere for every game has been unbelievable, and as we've progressed through the tournament it's only got better".

"They're already heroes, its just about whether they turn into legends", said 32-year-old Dan Woodbury as he waited for the 1800 GMT kick-off in The George pub at London Bridge.


Win tonight and England will face France in the final after they beat Belgium 1-0 with a Samuel Umtiti header. They have real enthusiasm for these players, not only for the way they have played but also for the way they have conducted themselves.

Southgate also recruited Allan Russell, the team's attack coach, who has keenly studied set-play moves in American Football and the National Basketball Association.

"Whether we win or lose, we're creating history", he said.

England had not reached the final four of the World Cup in 28 years, but are now just two games away from winning only their second major title. "We as players look at ourselves first...we never performed....but sometimes you have to be allowed to perform!"

"I'm certainly proud of the support we're receiving".


England's progress in Russian Federation has revived the Three Lions anthem - which includes the line "football's coming home".

England plays Croatia in the semi-finals July 11, and whatever the result, there's a good chance Three Lions will be the soundtrack for England fans.

"Well, I tell you what, it's coming home".

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.


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