Lovren ready for Kane test at World Cup

Croatia's Luka Modric jumps for the ball during the quarterfinal match between Russia and Croatia in Sochi

Croatia's Luka Modric jumps for the ball during the quarterfinal match between Russia and Croatia in Sochi

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. The latest JOE World Cup Minipod hosted by Dion Fanning and Paddy McKenna is here.

'I'd be amazed if we didn't learn in the next few days that Kane wasn't carrying an injury since the Colombia game.

With the whole of England finally daring to believe, the 2-1 loss against Croatia came as a devastating blow to fans up and down the country. "The fans are excited to watch us play and that's how we have to keep progressing", added Kane. Former and current England cricketers also expressed their disappointment of the result.

"It's been great to get to this stage but we wanted to go on and win it".

Known as the Three Lions, this marks England's best World Cup performance since 1990, bringing a massive catharsis and renewed optimism to their fervent supporters. The "Football's coming home" chants gathered steam after Kieran Trippier gave Gareth Southgate's side the lead with a brilliant freekick in the first-half. It has a slightly different feel for me, but it's nice to hear people enjoying it again.

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I do not want to relive that. "It will be a World Cup final, a great match, difficult". "A lot of pride", said the defender.

"It hurts now but I know when we look back there are a lot of positives, (a lot of) experience we can take".

But England's revival under Southgate at the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation, now just one win away from their first finals appearance since 1966, has shot the song back on to the United Kingdom singles charts, with the line "football's coming home" also becoming the catchphrase of their campaign.

England's midfielder Jordan Henderson and Gareth Southgate at the Luxhniki Stadium.

Meanwhile, Three Lions is set to score a UK No.1 this week, 22 years on from when it was originally released.

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