“Football’s coming home?” – a translation guide

“Football’s coming home?” – a translation guide

by Lingoda Team

Updated June 28, 2022

As the drama in the football world cup unfolded in Russia in 2018, and England fought its way back into relevance, an old (but gold) song has resurfaced: “Three Lions” by The Lightning Seeds – with a little help from David Baddiel and Frank Skinner. It includes, of course, the now-famous chorus, “Football’s coming home”.

England lost, unfortunately, but we still wondered: How do you say “Football’s coming home” in other languages?

Lingoda is a pretty multi-lingual company as you’d expect.

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“Football is coming home” in all the languages represented in the Lingoda team

English: Football’s coming home

Croatian: Nogomet se vraca kuci

Russian: Football edet domoi

Irish: Tá sé ag teacht abhaile

Spanish: El fútbol vuelve a casa

Italian: Il calcio ste tornendo e case

Latvian: Futbols nàx màjàs

Belorussian: Football yetze dadomo

Polish: pijkanozna wraca do domu

French: Le foot rentre à la maison

German: Der Fußball kommt heim

Swedish: Fotboll kommer hem

Kannada: Football namma manealli

Dutch: Voetbal komt thuis

Now, let’s see if football is really coming home!

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