Three Lions Gets A Brilliant Re-Write Ahead Of Women's World Cup
England have been waiting some time for football to actually come home and this summer it’s the turn of the women’s team and now there’s a rewrite of the famous Three Lions song for the Lionesses.
It’s been 53 years since England won the World Cup, 23 years since Baddiel and Skinner first released the song Three Lions, 21 years since they re-released it and a year since England came anywhere close to actually bringing football ‘home.’
Of course fans from other countries were getting fed up last summer with hearing the song, you couldn’t move for ‘triggered’ Scottish, Irish and Welsh fans, but it felt relevant as England fans were finally able to enjoy football and believe again.
This summer though it’s all about the Women’s team as Phil Neville takes his squad to France hoping to become champions of the world for the first time.
Four years ago the team really sprung to prominence in their run to the semi final but for years they’ve been fighting against the tired, unfunny and boring ‘get back to the kitchen’ ‘jokes.’
Now there’s a wonderful rewrite of the famous ‘Three Lions’ song that hits back at the ridicule they’ve got and points to their own past achievements:
The new version of the song has been given the go ahead from Baddiel, Skinner and the Lightning Seeds and Baddiel even tweeted his endorsement:
The Lionesses start their World Cup campaign against neighbours Scotland on June 9th in Nice before facing Argentina on June 14th in Le Havre and finishing their group stage against Japan on the 19th back in Nice.
The top two in each group go through to the knockout stages, as do the top four third place sides, so it’s far too difficult to start mapping out who they might play in later rounds.
Neville will be hoping his team can go further than ever before. Four years ago in Canada they finished third after being knocked out in the semis via a late own goal against Japan, before beating Germany in the third/fourth placed play-off.
How far will the Lionesses get in France?