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William’s call to England: It’s coming home!

The Duke of Cambridge says the whole country is behind Gareth Southgate’s squad.

The Duke of Cambridge issues rallying call to the England team (PA)
The Duke of Cambridge issues rallying call to the England team (PA)

The Duke of Cambridge has issued a rallying call to the England team ahead of their World Cup clash with Croatia, saying: “Come on England – it’s coming home!”

William, who is president of the Football Association, told the Three Lions the whole country is behind them ahead of the semi-final in Moscow.

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William is president of the FA (Nick Potts/PA)

The duke said: “A new generation is enjoying the magic of this World Cup run.

“The whole country is right behind you tonight. Come on England – it’s coming home!”

William’s brother the Duke of Sussex also backed Gareth Southgate’s men ahead of England’s biggest night of football in 28 years.

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Harry and Meghan with President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina (Joe Giddens/PA)

Harry, who was visiting Dublin with wife Meghan, was asked by a reporter if “football was coming home” – the chant from the hugely popularly Three Lions anthem.

As Harry and Meghan posed for a picture with President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina, the duke replied laughing “most definitely”.

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