World Cup 2006 Blog

From our reporters in Germany

Earplugs in the kit bag

claire_heald66.gifLONDON - England's players must be relieved finally to be on their way to Germany. Not just because now the real build-up can start. But, cover your ears, because the first World Cup songs have invaded the charts.

Riding on the Amarillo bandwagon, Tony Christie's (Is This The Way To) The World Cup went in at number 11 and Stan Boardman's World Cup Song followed it at 19.

They're just the first in a musical ambush. Embrace's official World Cup song World at Your Feet is released today and it's up against dozens of others. As usual, ability is no barrier. If this is to be believed, even the sheep are at it.

Who knows which will be adopted by the fans (maybe one of these DIY tunes?) If the stands at England's friendlies were anything to go by, none, as supporters stuck with old favourites Vindaloo and Three Lions. Someone hand the mic to John Barnes...

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