Watch England Fans Sing Oasis’ “Don’t Look Back in Anger” After World Cup Loss

Michelle Kim
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The song has become a de facto English anthem in moments of tragedy

Watch England Fans Sing Oasis’ “Don’t Look Back in Anger” After World Cup Loss

The song has become a de facto English anthem in moments of tragedy

Today, Croatia beat England 2-1 in the 2018 World Cup semi-final. They will advance to the finals against France on Sunday. After the match, dejected England fans in Russia rallied to sing along with Oasis’ “Don’t Look Back in Anger” while the song played over the stadium’s PA. Watch it happen below.

The 1995 Oasis song become a de facto anthem for England in moments of tragedy, following the suicide bombing that took place last May at Ariana Grande’s Manchester Arena show. Coldplay and Grande performed the song together during her “One Love Manchester” benefit concert, while U2 and Noel Gallagher played the anthem during their Joshua Tree tour stop in London. Metallica also led a sing-along of the song during their October 2017 show in Manchester. Following the bombing, Noel and Liam Gallagher donated their royalties from the track to the Manchester fund.

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