The Detroit Lions and the Three Lions: Drawing inspiration

VEVOThree Lions was last UK No 1 20 years ago

VEVOThree Lions was last UK No 1 20 years ago

Lovren and Kane are set to meet again in Moscow on Wednesday, less than nine months after the former was substituted in the first half as Liverpool were crushed by Tottenham at Wembley in the Premier League. It is an anthem and has followed the team for a long time, but involved some hard moments as well.

Gareth Southgate. England manager, ahead of the semi-final against Croatia on 10 July 2018.

It was a miss that at one stage threatened to define Southgate's career, and the song now being sung so joyously once again around England served only as a reminder.

World Cup fever swept the nation back home and even after the defeat, thousands of England fans at the Luzhniki stadium stayed behind long after the final whistle to give their side a rousing send-off. "We were a group of guys having a lot of fun, enjoying our football, learning and improving all the time - and that's what these lads have done". "We have had a fantastic journey, further than we thought", he added.

In light of the heartbreak, Prince William took to Twitter to commend the England team, writing: "I know how disappointed England must feel right now but I couldn't be more proud of this team and you should hold your heads high".

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England manager Gareth Southgate has taken much of the credit for moulding his young side, not only with a commitment to play attractive and attacking football on the field, but a fresh open attitude with fans and media off it.

Kieran Trippier had opened the scoring for the Three Lions with a fifth-minute free-kick before Ivan Perisic equalised in the 68th minute.

Trippier was one of many England players with limited global experience before the tournament who went onto shine in Russian Federation.

"England are one of the favourites to win the World Cup and you have to respect that", he said.

"I'm excited to be part of this team and the challenge to improve going forward. We can succeed and do the country proud".

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