Even Drake thinks football’s coming home

Just hold on, it's coming home

Drake is the latest artist to wish England luck in the World Cup as the football team gear up for their semi-final match tomorrow (July 11).

Wednesday’s match marks England’s first World Cup semi-final since 1990. They’ll be taking on Croatia after beating Sweden 2-0 on Saturday (July 7).

Drake was approached by BBC Sport after watching Serena Williams compete at Wimbeldon. “What’s up, this is Drake, wishing England good luck,” he says in the clip. “You know what time it is… come on England!” Watch it below.

Fans have pointed out that the rapper missed out on putting his own spin on the “football’s coming home” anthem, with his 2013 track ‘Hold On, We’re Going Home’.

Meanwhile, British Summer Time will be showing the crucial England vs Croatia World Cup semi-final match tomorrow night at Hyde Park – and The Lightning Seeds have also confirmed that they will be giving a special live performance at the screening to mark the occasion.

“We are thrilled to share the news that the Mayor of London and Secretary of State have officially announced a huge public screening of Croatia v England at Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park,” said the festival in a statement.

“This coming Wednesday marks England’s first World Cup semi-final since 1990 and City Hall and the Government have worked together to help fans follow the team’s journey with an outdoor screening. The game in Moscow will be screened at 7pm on our enormous Great Oak Stage and will mark the biggest London screening of a football match since 1996!”

They added: “Up to 30,000 tickets will be available for the screening and all tickets are FREE. The tickets will be allocated to fans via our official ticket ballot and registration for the ballot will start at 4pm today (July 9) and will run until midnight tonight. You will be able to link to the ballot from this page once the ballot is live.”

“Please note that fans are strongly advised to only attend Hyde Park if they have a ticket, as there will be no admission to anyone without a ticket. There will be no walk-ups or tickets available on the door.”