Quiz! Can you guess the correct version of Baddiel, Skinner and the Lightning Seeds' 'Three Lions'?

Comedians Frank Skinner and David Baddiel who hosted the British television programme Fantasy Football League on BBC2, 30th November 1994.
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Four minutes on the clock, 20 lines to guess.

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Is it the greatest football song of all time? Perhaps.

There have been three official versions of Three Lions now, with the latest being released ahead of a winter tournament in Qatar. The years-of-hurt counter is gradually ticking up every 12 months so it's never really out of date.

Well, the Lionesses won the Euros and it was still an anthem. Maybe it doesn't mean much at all if it's catchy. 

We've picked out 20 lines from the original version, released in 1996 and the follow-up, which came out two years later. Can you tell us which lyric corresponds to which song?


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Mark White
Staff Writer

Mark White has been a staff writer on FourFourTwo since joining in January 2020, writing pieces for both online and the magazine. An encyclopedia of football shirts and boots knowledge – both past and present – Mark has also been to the FA Cup and League Cup finals for FFT and has written pieces for the mag ranging on subjects from Bobby Robson's season at Barcelona to Robinho's career. He once saw Tyrone Mings at a petrol station in Bournemouth but felt far too short to ask for a photo.