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David Baddiel And Lightning Seeds Create Three Lionesses For Today's Women's Euro 2022 Final

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David Baddiel And Lightning Seeds Create Three Lionesses For Today's Women's Euro 2022 Final

The Lionesses are into the Women's Euro final and there's so much hope that this time it really might be coming home after all.

The recent years have been pretty good for England fans, even if falling at the later hurdles is if anything all the more more heartbreaking, there's a real feeling that the chances of winning a trophy are the closest they've been in decades.

In 2018, Gareth Southgate's likeable England side made it to the semi-finals of the World Cup, with the Lionesses reaching the same stage the following year, before both teams were knocked out by 2-1 defeats.

Last year, the men's team made it all the way to the Euros finals before losing on penalties at Wembley, today we're hoping the Lionesses can take it one step further and win the Euro 2022 final in the same stadium.

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In that spirit, David Baddiel and the Lightning Seeds have teamed up once again to retool their iconic 'Three Lions' song into 'Three Lionesses' to cheer on England today.

Helped by Chelcee Grimes and former England players Fara Williams, Anita Asante, Rachel Yankey, Faye White and Rachel Brown-Finnis, Baddiel and the Lightning Seeds performed the song at Camden's Electric Ballroom last night (30 July).

The song's lyrics have been given a bit of a retool, with the passage about players now going: "But now I see Ellen White standing tall, Russo ready to score, Stanway belting the ball and Beth Mead screaming."

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It declares after all those years of dreaming (56 at the moment) that: "Now is the time for Lionesses to shine."

As ever the song which captures what it's like to be an England fan so brilliantly ends on a hopeful note with the lyrics: "Lionesses roar, a squad we can believe in. This England team have soared, no more need for dreaming."

The Lionesses as they lined up ahead of their Euro 2022 group game against Norway. Credit: Mark Pain / Alamy Stock Photo
The Lionesses as they lined up ahead of their Euro 2022 group game against Norway. Credit: Mark Pain / Alamy Stock Photo
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As for the game itself, after all those oh so nears that wear you down through the years it would be absolutely perfect if the Lionesses could beat Germany and win the Euros.

England will be hoping it goes differently from the last time they were in a women's Euro final, where they faced Germany in 2009 and lost 6-2.

Germany have won all eight of their Euros finals, so England will have to buck that historical trend and do something which has never been done before to go on and win.

The Lionesses have come a long way since that, but Germany have won all four of the games between the nations at the women's Euros, and won seven out of the last eight meetings between the teams in all competitions including both games held at Wembley.

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However, that England win was the most recent match between the teams, a 3-1 friendly win in February.

I know that was then, but it could be again.

Featured Image Credit: Baddiel & Skinner and The Lightning Seeds / NTB Scanpix / Alamy Stock Photo

Topics: Sport, Football, Music

Joe Harker
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