Is football coming home?
Stars of the entertainment world are sharing their excitement about England’s World Cup chances as the team continue through the competition.
The national team won 6-1 against Panama in Russia last week (June 24), with a hat-trick from Harry Kane, two goals from John Stones, and another from Jesse Lingard, before losing 1-0 to Belgium in their final group match (June 28).
On Tuesday (July 3), they beat Colombia 4-3 on penalties, while today (July 7) they marched on to the semi-finals, emerging victorious against Sweden with two goals from Harry Maguire and Dele Alli. England will now face either Croatia or Russia in the semi-finals. France and Belgium will square up in the other semi-final for a chance to make it to the final.
Slow Club‘s Rebecca Taylor tweeted: “It’s coming home rate hard today innit.” Comedian David Baddiel added: “I have to say just at the moment it would be appear to have at least set off on its way home.”
Camila Cabello also unexpectedly joined in the celebrations. A video of herself singing “Harry Kane, he’s one of our own” with a group of friends has appeared online. See more reactions below.
Ahead of the match against Colombia, The 1975’s Matty Healy tweeted, “New 1975 coming soon”, along with a photo from the studio. On a music stand was a piece of paper with the lyrics, “It’s coming home.”
After the match, he shared a screengrab of a Facebook profile belonging to someone called Carmen Home with several England flag emojis.
Wolf Alice also changed their Twitter name to “Jordan Pickford the band”, after the goalkeeper saved a shot in the penalty shootout. See that and more reactions below.
Following England making it through to the semi-finals for the first time since 1990, Shame changed their profile picture to goalkeeper Jordan Pickford and tweeted the image with the hashtag “NewProfilePickford.” They added: “Really running out of different ways to tweet it’s coming home.”
Dua Lipa tweeted: “IT’S COMING HOME.” She later came onstage at Denmark’s Roskilde Festival to ‘Three Lions’. See that and more reactions below.
Meanwhile, Liam Gallagher reportedly refused to be booked to headline Isle Of Wight tonight because of the World Cup. The former Oasis frontman topped the bill last night instead so he could enjoy England’s match today.