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Sports 'It's coming home': England fans explain the emotional rallying cry of the World Cup

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  • England fans explain what "it's coming home" means.
  • "Football's coming home" was originally a song made for Euro 96.
  • "It's coming home" has become a rallying cry for the England team during the World Cup.

We asked England soccer fans to explain why they're saying 'it's coming home' and how the phenomenon has evolved during the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

"Football's Coming Home" was originally a song by Baddiel, Skinner, and the Lightning Seeds that was made for the England football team during Euro 96.

The song title was taken from the tag-line for the tournament which was "Football Comes Home", referring to the tournament coming to the United Kingdom.

Watch the video to see how fans were originally saying it ironically at the start of the World Cup and how their hope has now changed to expectation.

Produced by Charlie Floyd and Leon Siciliano