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Three Lions

This week’s English for football expression is Three Lions which is the nickname of the English national football team. The badge on the team shirt has three lions which represent the Royal Arms of England, so the nickname is based on this badge: Three Lions

  • Example: Many fans were hoping for a better performance from the Three Lions at the Brazil World Cup

Link: The Football Association, England

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