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WATCH: 'It's coming home' given the Cathedral treatment

Wed 11 Jul 2018
By Eno Adeogun

While it seems football is not coming home anytime soon, after England lost to Croatia in Wednesday evening's World Cup semi-final, a choir has joined singers and bands across the country in sending their support.

The choir at Chelmsford Cathedral received praise for their rendition of the song Three Lions originally recorded for the Euro '96 tournament, written by The Lightning Seeds and comedians Frank Skinner and David Baddiel.

The choir weren't alone in their optimism.

 

The Duke of Cambridge issued a rallying call to the England team ahead of their upcoming game and said to reporters: "Come on England - it's coming home!"

He added that a "new generation is enjoying the magic" of the tournament - and that the "whole country" is willing Gareth Southgate's side on.

Prime Minister Theresa May has also been getting behind the team from a Nato summit in Brussels.

She said: "I met the Croatian Prime Minister yesterday and we exchanged football shirts.

"Gareth Southgate and the boys have done a fantastic job and I'm sure that they're going to go on to do well and I just wish them all the very best of luck tonight."

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Up to 10,000 England fans were expected in Moscow for the nation's first World Cup semi-final in 28 years.

England have only ever reached the final once before - in the 1966 victory.

They now face Belgium on Saturday for a third place play-off.

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