It began as an ironic nod to glorious summers past, but now England fans are meaning what they sing when they proclaim that ‘it’s coming home’.
The lyric was a reference to England hosting the 1996 European Championships, but has this summer been adopted as a semi-serious ‘they couldn’t could they?’ hint at England winning the World Cup.
Parks, pubs and public transport have been alive with the sound of the chant, which has produced dozens of spin-offs and memes on social media.
Here is the definitive list of the best as England seek to limit the years of hurt to 52.
1. The Only Fools and Horses one
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