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Three Lions song could have lyrics changed and be re-released this Christmas ahead of Qatar World Cup

ENGLAND’S iconic World Cup anthem Three Lions could be re-released ahead of this year’s tournament.

Lightning Seeds singer Ian Broudie teased an updated version with a festive twist because the World Cup will “only probably ever be at Christmas once”.

Lightning Seeds singer Ian Broudie (centre) has teased a re-release of the iconic Three Lions song
Frank Skinner (centre) and David Baddiel (right) released the original track with the Lightning Seeds
A new version would celebrate the Lionesses’ Euros victory

Any potential re-release would also reference to the Lionesses’ historic Euros win from the summer.

The Lightning Seeds originally recorded the famous track with Frank Skinner and David Baddiel ahead of Euro 96.

Ever since then England fans have spent major tournaments hoping the iconic football’s coming home lyrics would finally come true.

But with the tournament getting underway next month, there is not much time left for another collaboration.

Broudie has revealed it would be “a good idea” to update the iconic song after Sarina Wiegman’s Lionesses did exactly that earlier this year.

The team celebrated their triumph by hilariously interrupting Wiegman’s press conference after the final while belting out the lyrics to the song.

Broudie said, via the BBC: “The way they played and won, it was so refreshing to watch.

“And when they came into the press conference and jumped on the table and sang Three Lions, I think we felt like it would be lovely to do something.”

The Three Lions kick off their 2022 World Cup campaign in a little over a month against Iran.

Speaking on a re-release, he said: “I don’t think it’s 100% definite, but it’s definitely on the cards.”

But while football has already come home this year, Broudie wants Gareth Southgate and Co to get the job done in Qatar.

He added: “Even if it comes home, you want it to come home again.

“It’s a bit like ‘oh you just won that, let’s win it again’.”

Three Lions topped the charts in 1996 ahead of the Euros and in 2018 after England’s run to the semi-finals.

An updated version released for the 1998 World Cup also reached No1 in the charts.

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