Three Lions Is Officially Number 1 In The UK

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"Three Lions" climbed 32 places to the top of The Official Vodafone Big Top 40 following England's 2-0 win against Sweden on Saturday, which sent Gareth Southgate's World Cup heroes into the semi-final and the song to number one.

"He is a fantastic player and it is a very good team", Dier, who scored the winning penalty in the last-16 shootout victory over Colombia, said in Samara's Cosmos Arena. England fans have been superb since day one and they're going to have to be louder than ever for the Croatia game. Our boys in Russian Federation are doing us so proud. We showed a good attitude with commitment and fight from the beginning.

"We as a country are united and behind the team".

"I think we believe that we can improve a lot, but we will try to do that".

England had fewer than 4,000 fans watching the quarter-final in Samara, with Sweden and Russian Federation supporters making up a larger share of the crowd for the game.

"The semi-final of a World Cup is not an easy game, but it's a game we feel we are ready for".

David Baddiel - who co-wrote the anthem "Three Lions" for the Euro 96 tournament - told the Sunday Times that the current squad has shrugged off the suffocating burdens of history and could lift the trophy for the first time since 1966. Just as the coach has won fans' adoration at the World Cup, so has his lookalike, British Airways pilot and long-time England football supporter Neil Rowe, 43.

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