On the evening of the 26th of June, 1996, the perennially loathed, obstinately supported England national football team played against the Germans in the semi-finals of the UEFA European Football Championship, and lost the match in penalties (6-5) - an historic defeat decided by a single, unlucky miss.
An hour later when fans were still in the stadium and singing their hearts out, Southgate returned to the pitch and waved his arms as if conducting an orchestra.
Following England's incredible win against Sweden, the track by The Lightening Seeds & Baddiel and Skinner - which includes the iconic chant "It's coming home" - has smashed its way to number one. Demi Lovato from the top of the charts on Sunday evening. With lyrics like, "England's gonna throw it away, gonna blow it away", and "thirty years of hurt", the song was meant to lovingly poke fun at the bittersweet existence of British soccer fans, according to the Independent.
Excitement reached fever pitch among a number of famous football fans, with the cast of West End musical Hamilton changing one of their songs to sing Three Lions.
The song's title, "Three Lions", refers to the design depicted on English players' jerseys.
On the albums chart British synth pop group Years & Years are on course to debut at number one with sophomore release Palo Santo.
It was such a success that another version of it was recorded for the 1998 World Cup, called 3 Lions '98.
The idea that the girl group's saccharine hit record would be revived as a paean to the England manager would have seemed improbable before the tournament kicked off, but World Cup fever can have rather odd symptoms.
Former EastEnders star Harry Reid posted about both the World Cup game and Pride London, taking place on the same day.
"I find myself doing this with qualifiers and all that - you have to say: 'Oh well, you never know".
Sebastian Vettel spoils Lewis Hamilton's Silverstone party
Shocker: Kimi Raikkonen's clumsy move on the inside of Lewis Hamilton led to contact which changed the complexion of the race. I, at least, would struggle to be that precise and take somebody out. "In France I lost my wing so I screwed my own race.
Starbucks plans to stop offering plastic straws by 2020
Cold beverages now account for more than 50% of Starbucks beverage mix in the US , up from 37% five years ago, the company said . Starbucks will begin rolling out the new lids for all drinks this fall, starting with stores in Vancouver, Canada, and Seattle.
‘Mosaic’ HIV Vaccine Shows Promise In First Human Trial
A new study has given the researchers a ray of light in the battle to safeguard people from the most widespread virus, HIV-1. Among people aged 13 to 24 with HIV , an estimated 51 percent were not aware that they have the disease.
4 more boys brought out of flooded Thai cave
If the tests are successful, the sub would be placed on a 17-hour flight to Thailand. "Their plan is designed for rescuing four". They were discovered by a team of British divers on Monday and rescue operations have been meticulously planned all week.