Over the last week, you’ve probably lost count of the amount of times you’ve been told that it’s coming home.
These three little words are everywhere. All over social media, chanted in the pub – they’ve even been plastered throughout an Ikea shop in Gateshead .
That’s just how much England fans believe football is coming home.
Even if you’ve somehow managed to phase out all the World Cup noise and the fact that England are the favourites to win against Sweden later, you’ll still be very familiar with the lyrics to Three Lions.
We first heard it in 1996, thanks to David Baddiel, Frank Skinner and the Lightning Seeds, when it referred to the fact that England was hosting its first major tournament since the 1966 World Cup.
Now it’s meaning has taken on a much more profound significance, and basically means England will win. Even when we probably won’t.
Now, come 3pm, Three Lions will no doubt be chanted, sung, slurred and posted all over the county.
But many of us will be getting the words VERY wrong.
Yes, we hate to break it to you, but there’s every chance you too have been singing incorrect lyrics.
Cause I remember three lions on a shirt! Jewels remain still gleaming, Thirty years of hurt Never stopped me dreaming.
Cause I remember three lions on a shirt! Jules Rimet still gleaming, Thirty years of hurt Never stopped me dreaming.
Hang on, who the hell is Jules Rimet?
Jules Rimet was the third ever President of FIFA and served between the years 1921-54.
As for why he’s gleaming, this is a reference to the first ever World Cup trophy which in 1966 was stolen from a display cabinet in Westminster Town hall and was named after him.
While the solid gold trophy (worth £30,000) was eventually found in a bush in Norwood, it was stolen again in 1983 in Brazil and has never been recovered. So, somewhere, somehow, Jules may very well still be gleaming.
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