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‘Waistcoat Wednesday’, ‘It’s coming home’ and Harry Maguire best memes and tweets

Have England and the Three Lions fans already won the social media World Cup?

What’s the major reason behind England’s run to the World Cup semi-final?

Maybe it’s Jordan Pickford’s top-class goalkeeping? Harry Kane’s deadly finishing? Or the set-piece tactics from free-kicks and corners? Some England fans believe it’s actually the attire worn by head coach Gareth Southgate.

At every World Cup game the Three Lions boss has donned a shirt, tie, trousers and the ultimate garment for a modern touchline coach… his now famous waistcoat.

Southgate’s dress-sense has been the talk of Russia and back home in England, so much so that today has been dubbed “Waistcoat Wednesday”.

After the “It’s coming home” and Harry Maguire memes and tweets, Waistcoat Wednesday is the latest social media craze to emerge from England’s World Cup run.

We round up the best England social media posts ahead of the World Cup semi-final against Croatia tonight.

Today’s the day… it’s Waistcoat Wednesday

England fans and pundits are replicating the Gareth Southgate look.

Best ‘It’s coming home’ memes

Three Lions, by Baddiel, Skinner and The Lightning Seeds, has been the soundtrack to this year’s World Cup for England fans. Is football really coming home though? We have already featured some of the best It’s coming home memes and tweets, but here are some more...

Harry Maguire: England’s social media star

The Leicester City defender has been mocked for the size of his head - ask Jamie Vardy - but he has used it to great effect with vital clearances and the opening goal against Sweden in the quarter-final win. He is also a talent and star on Twitter...

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