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Watch: Football’s Coming Home – The Myth Behind ‘Three Lions’

England are gearing up for their biggest game in a decade and although meetings with Sweden are always agonisingly unpredictable, one thing is certain and that is the soundtrack to all of our afternoons on Saturday.

Whether you’re fifteen or fifty, ‘Three Lions’ is the quintessential football song. Not only is it a banger of an anthem, it also captures what it means to be an England fans with it’s coupling of a pub-ready melody and playfully pessimistic lyrics.

Scandalously however, Baddiel and Skinner’s battle cry wasn’t actually the official song of Euro 96. But if such an iconic effort wasn’t, then what was?…