Three Lions tops Big Top 40 chart after England's win against Sweden

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With the resurgence of the English team in the World Cup in Russian Federation, the song has come smashing back into relevance as England fans start to believe. Dorothy knows there's no place like home when it's coming home...

The campaign has gone into overdrive from the moment Harry Kane nodded the Three Lions ahead in the last minute in their opener against Tunisia.

A file photo dated 18 June 1996 of former England midfielder Paul Gascoigne in action.

However, Gareth Southgate has steadied the ship and the Three Lions have since recorded a first World Cup penalty shootout win and seen off an impressive Sweden side, firmly inspiring belief in the camp.

The number one comes 22 years after the song was released in 1996 to accompany the European Championships, which were that year held in England.

He said he was delighted with his own song's success.

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Two other football songs are also set to re-enter the top 40, with Fat Les' 1998 song Vindaloo at 28 and New Order's 1990 number one hit World In Motion at 34. What's extraordinary, although perhaps unsurprising, is that the song continues to chart - once every four years like clockwork, as England's football-winning ambitions remain as intimately tied to the single as the yuletide holidays do to Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas".

Jones said: "I think he's taken to the job seamlessly".

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It's coming home, it's coming.

Indeed, when even the President of Russia, Vladimir Putin, is forced to admit it's coming home, then you know the battle is already won.

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