FOOTBALL fans have shown their support for England, cheering the team on with a rendition of 'Three Lions'.

Darlington’s businesses and traders sung the 1996 Baddiel and Skinner football classic on the eve of the nation's 2018 World Cup semi-final appearance against Croatia.

Staff from Al Forno Restaurant hit the high notes in support of the team and bought a huge England flag for the restaurant.

Second chef, Steven McGregor is hoping to get the Sunday off if England make it to the final. He said: “On my breaks at work I always go and watch England’s games, I’m really supporting the team.

“I think we will go to the end because we can beat Croatia."

Manager at The Golden Cock pub, Jordan Sadler also took part in the performance.

He said: “The World Cup has definitely been good for business in the pub. We’ve only been open for four weeks but since the competition started I have definitely seen an increase in the amount of business we’ve had, which is good.”

The video also features employees of PC Henderson of Bowburn, near Durham - the company sharing a name with England's Wearside-born midfielder Jordan Henderson - and two-year-old Madison Wilson from Darlington who sang the chorus as she watched England beat Sweden on Saturday.

Staff and owners at Marton Pharmacy in Marton, Middlesbrough also got behind the team. The business is run by Michael Maguire who shares his surname with England goal hero Harry Maguire.