Published: Thu, July 12, 2018

England Get Trolled Online After 'It's Coming Home' Mantra Becomes Obsolete

England Get Trolled Online After 'It's Coming Home' Mantra Becomes Obsolete

England women's captain Steph Houghton says continuity is crucial for Gareth Southgate's team in Wednesday's World Cup semi-final against Croatia.

World Cups are often defined by set-pieces, and so Southgate set about making England the best drilled team at set-pieces at this summer's tournament.

France advanced to their second World Cup final in 12 years after a 1-0 win over Belgium on Tuesday.

But British Airways, which has seen a 700 percent increase in searches for flights to Russian Federation on its website since England's penalty shootout win over Colombia last week, has now released hundreds more seats on Moscow flights by using bigger planes.

England have been based in Repino near St. Petersburg for the tournament, but their campaign has taken them to five different host cities. We have had the chance to make a difference.

Southgate's side have been buoyed by more than just an anthemic pop song, though. Whether they were ravaging an IKEA store or filling the streets of Clapham, in south London, in one case crashing through a glass bus shelter, you can hear it in the background: "it's coming home, it's coming, football's coming home". "We'll be there and it's a once in a lifetime opportunity seeing them in the World Cup".

The song was released before Euro '96, when Southgate missed England's crucial penalty as they lost a semi-final shootout to Germany at Wembley.

Southgate, who was surprised by the vest craze, said he never considered himself a "fashion icon" but loved the enthusiasm from supporters across the UK.

Asked what is was all about, a slightly bemused Southgate said: "That's exactly what I asked our fitness coach a well, 'What is that all about?'".

"This team has a chance to write themselves into football folklore and London and the entire country will be cheering them on as loud as we can on Wednesday night". Everyone has been out on the streets celebrating what we've achieved and that is a great source of pride for us.

"Hopefully they'll just get their heads down, work hard and get the win for us. We're not working much now so you can imagine what it will be like if we win".

"This generation has been underrated due to their results but they've had the quality and now they are showing it".

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