Senegal sings their own version of It’s Coming Home as England fans warm up in Doha

Three Lions supporters are preparing for their vital World Cup match against the Lions of Teranga, the moniker of the Senegalese football team, by proclaiming, “It’s finally coming home.”Senegal sings their own version of It’s Coming Home as England fans warm up in Doha

Approximately 7,000 England football supporters are anticipated in Doha for Sunday night’s match at the Al Bayt stadium, with tickets selling for up to £1,000 on the black market.

Fans of England began gathering early in the bars of Doha’s four and five star hotels in anticipation for the last 16 knockout match, while others hit the city’s shopping malls to enjoy the air conditioning and do some shopping.

Tim Reed, 63, of Ipswich, Suffolk, predicted that we would win 2-1. I am really anticipating the upcoming match and am becoming extremely psyched about it.

England supporters in the Souq district of Doha today, before to the Round of 16 match at the Al-Bayt Stadium in Al Khor, Qatar.

England supporter Tim Reed from Ipswich, Suffolk, predicted England will win 2-1 against Senegal in Qatar today.England fans visit the Souq area of Doha, ahead of the FIFA World Cup Round of Sixteen match at the Al-Bayt Stadium in Al Khor, Qatar tonight

Mother Nikki (right) and daughter Nikki (left) are pictured in the fan zone. Tonight, Molly is rooting for England, but her mother Nikki is married to one of Qatar’s coaches.

‘The only issue is that I’m scheduled to go home after the game, so if England get to the quarterfinals, I may be forced to fly back. I have thoroughly enjoyed every minute of this tournament thus far.

Kevin Cassidy, 43, from Leeds, commented, ‘I follow England all over the world, and we’re finally looking like a team that can win anything.’ We’ve been close recently, but I believe we’ll succeed this time.Mother Nikki (right) and daughter Nikki (left) are seen in the fan zone. Molly is supporting England tonight while her mother Nikki is married to one of the host nation Qatar's coaches

“My forecast is a 2-1 win,” In any case, living in Qatar has been a terrific experience. I’ve enjoyed every second of it.

His 55-year-old pal from Leeds, Darren Sutcliffe, said, ‘I’m not as optimistic as some of the other England fans, but I think we’ll win on penalties.

It’s going to feel a little unusual since there won’t be as many England fans in the stadium as there usually are for major games. But I’m hopeful that tonight will be wonderful.’

The fans included Molly Burns and her mother, Nikki. However, there are familial tensions in the lead-up to tonight’s big game.

England fans are seen in the Souq area of Doha, ahead of the FIFA World Cup Round of Sixteen match at the Al-Bayt Stadium in Al Khor, Qatar, on December 4, 2022

Molly, a 21-year-old from Leeds, supports England, but her mother, who is married to one of Qatar’s national coaches, has given up on football.

The host country was eliminated in the group stage.

Mrs. Burns stated, “A happy husband, a happy family, and a joyful football game.”

I support Qatar.

It’s unfortunate that Qatar was eliminated from the competition, but it’s a fantastic event that’s proceeding splendidly.

Molly said, ‘I believe England will win. Harry Kane will score his first goal, and we will advance to the championship match.

“The squad has been quietly developing, although there has been so much talk about nations like Brazil, Argentina, and France.”

This may be our World Cup if we keep playing and staying focused.

Senegalese supporters prepared for the match by performing traditional dances and their own rendition of It’s Coming Home in the heart of Doha.

Dozens of supporters of the West African nation did a Sanbar dance for good luck before to key events.

Antonia Seck, age 26, from Dakar, stated, “We are preparing for the big game in the same manner as we would for a wedding or any other festival.” Because we’ll be celebrating after the match against England.’

Her 28-year-old companion Georgia Diop said, ‘In Senegal, we love to dance and sing. It will be a fantastic game, and we will win.’

Sunday night, England faces Senegal in a round of 16 knockout encounter.

Around 3,000 Senegalese fans are anticipated to attend the game, although they will undoubtedly be swamped by their English opponents.

On December 4, 2022, England supporters are spotted in the Souq district of Doha before to the Round of 16 match at the Al-Bayt Stadium in Al Khor, Qatar.

England supporters visit the Souq district of Doha prior to tonight’s Round of 16 encounter at the Al-Bayt Stadium in Al Khor, Qatar.

A shop in the Souq neighborhood of Doha displays an England thobe, an Arabic outfit, for sale ahead of tonight’s FIFA World Cup Round of 16 match at the Al-Bayt Stadium in Al Khor, Qatar.

Prior to the game, they sung the team’s song in their native Wolof language, which claims that ‘Senegal are the victors’ and ‘the trophy is returning to Senegal.’

Cheikh Diop, a Senegalese football enthusiast who also avidly watched the English Premier League, stated, “We have our own rendition of “It’s Coming Home.” I can assure you, though, that it will return to West Africa.

This is our team’s theme song. We have a great deal of confidence in this match. Senegal are embarking on a tremendous experience and the world is ready to realize what a terrific football squad we are.’

Souleymane Diallo, 38, a football coach from Dakar, said: ‘I know quite a number of the players and have been speaking to them on the phone. They have a great deal of confidence for this game. The attitude among the lads is really upbeat.

His 32-year-old pal Doudou Mane said, ‘There won’t be many supporters in the stadium, but we’ll create the most noise. Senegal will win the match.

“We have a terrific team and ardent fans.” There are not many of us here yet the entire of Senegal is with us.’

He said, “In my estimation, Senegal will win 3-1