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The comic and novelist lastly heard his tune sung within the good circumstances (Image: Getty/AFP)...
David Baddiel and the England women's football team
The comic and novelist lastly heard his tune sung within the good circumstances (Image: Getty/AFP)

David Baddiel has mentioned it was ‘lovely’ to listen to the football anthem Three Lions sung at Wembley Stadium on Sunday, as he admitted he by no means thought it could really occur.

The comic was reflecting on the dazzling success of England’s girls’s soccer group after their 2-1 victory at the Euro 2022 final ended 56 years of harm for the nation with a serious championship title lastly clinched once more.

The final time England received a big soccer title was 1966’s World Cup win, with the nation by no means having earned the European champion title till yesterday.

David recorded the basic soccer tune with Frank Skinner and rock band Lightning Seeds in 1996 forward of the World Cup, at the moment marking simply 30 years of harm.

He instructed BBC Radio 4’s Right now programme on Monday: ‘It’s lovely, it’s unbelievable.

‘It was lovely to listen to it sung out at Wembley yesterday as we lastly clinched a ultimate – I actually did assume that might by no means occur. It was so superb to truly assume, “Oh, we received” – this doesn’t occur.’

 David Baddiel
David mentioned it was ‘lovely’ to listen to his tune sung on Sunday by the group and the Lionesses (Image: David Levenson/Getty Photographs)
David Baddiel And Frank Skinner
David with Frank Skinner in 1998, with whom he additionally offered TV present Fantasy Soccer League (Image: Trevor Leighton/TV Occasions/Future Publishing by way of Getty Photographs)

‘It’s really occurred, after which the group all coming into the press convention and anarchically breaking [it] up by singing the tune… it was simply so sensible, and so within the spirit of the Lionesses, which is form of joyful and unbridled and sensible, the way in which they play.’

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The performer added that he was ‘very joyful about it’.

He additionally shared that he hoped his daughter and her kids would consider soccer not as ‘default owned by males’ however as ‘the identical sport, performed by girls or performed by males’.

England v Germany: Final - UEFA Women's EURO 2022
England lifted the UEFA Euro trophy for the primary time in historical past (Image: Getty)

Making the excellence, he went on: ‘However that’s one thing that I believe has solely been made clear very, very not too long ago.

‘It’s the identical sport, performed by girls or performed by males. And what’s completely sensible within the final kind of few weeks is the sense that the nation can get behind it in completely the identical approach.’

The Lionesses’ triumph was celebrated by the likes of Adele, Phillip Schofield and Piers Morgan, whereas retired worldwide participant Alex Scott turned emotional discussing the victory throughout a BBC Breakfast interview on Monday.

The match broke attendance records at Wembley Stadium in addition to viewing figures for the year so far, trouncing the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

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