'It's coming home' memes: All the best memes as England bid to reach World Cup final for first time since 1966

Tom Powell
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'It's coming home' memes: All the best memes as England bid to reach World Cup final for first time since 1966

'It's coming home' memes: All the best memes as England bid to reach World Cup final for first time since 1966

If the World Cup were awarded to the country with the best memes, England would have already emerged victorious.

Creative fans have doctored scenes from a host of films and TV shows to turn them into patriotic ‘it’s coming home’ memes.

The three words from Baddiel and Skinner’s inescapable hit are now closer than ever to becoming a reality as Gareth Southgate’s side prepare to face Croatia for a place in the World Cup final.

Excitement in the country has reached fever pitch after a comfortable victory over Sweden set up the Three Lions’ first World Cup semi-final in 28 years – with a first final since 1966 now on offer.

Everything from Friends to the Matrix and The RAF flypast to Vladimir Putin’s piano playing has been given the ‘it’s coming home’ meme treatment.

The Standard has picked out the best memes going viral in the hours before the semi-final.

The RAF centenary flypast

8 Mile

Good Will Hunting

Auf Wiedersehen, Pet

The Tube gets involved

Shrek

The Shawshank Redemption

The Matrix

Friends

Vladimir Putin gets involved

Kane orders a taxi

The Office

Only Fools and Horses

Anchorman

The Queen shows her true colours

Family Guy

Peppa Pig

Back to the Future

Divine Pickford

Southgate’s waistcoat

Rio Ferdinand

Match of the Day

Lingard's not coming home yet

Planet of the Apes

Baddiel and Skinner still believe