The Summer Football Came Home
Performed by Anatol Yusef
It had been 30 years since England had won the World Cup, 30 years since the country had hosted a tournament. Gazza, Shearer, Sheringham, Seaman, Adams, and Ince played all their home games at Wembley that summer, and Three Lions topped the singles charts for two weeks with a refrain that echoed all over England: “Football’s coming home.”
After a dazzling demolition of the Dutch, Terry Venables’s side met Germany in the semifinal — one final obstacle before the finals, and it looked a whole lot like the one that had sent England home from Italia 90.
This is the story of Euro 96. Performed by Anatol Yusef.