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Watch: England players invade Wiegman press conference to sing 'It's coming home'

01:06 SAST 2022/08/01
Sarina Wiegmann England 2022
The England boss did not have much chance to speak after leading the nation to glory

Sarina Wiegman's efforts to speak to the press following England's Euro 2022 victory were interrupted on Sunday due to a joyous invasion from her triumphant squad.

The Lionesses were in a party mood after beating Germany after extra-time to lift their first Euro title.

And they made their delight known to the world as Wiegman looked on, singing the famous 'Three Lions' anthem and climbing on the table to dance in front of their stunned, but amused manager.

What does 'Football's Coming Home' mean?

For the uninitiated, 'football's coming home' is a famous line from an iconic English football anthem called 'Three Lions'.

The song, which was first released in May 1996 by Frank Skinner, David Baddiel and The Lightning Seeds, initially served as the soundtrack to Euro 96. A new version of the song was released ahead of the 1998 World Cup, but the chorus remained the same.

'Three Lions' was resurrected ahead of the 2018 World Cup and again at Euro 2020, with fans of the England women's team deploying it regularly at the Women's Euro 2022 along with 'Sweet Caroline'.

Read GOAL's comprehensive guide to the classic 'Football's Coming Home' song.