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A football fan is hoping to help roar England to World Cup glory with a rousing song.
Alex Hills, 27, has written and performed Lion Heart - a track about finding strength when it feels like everything is against you.
He has put the song over footage of Roy Hodgson's side in action and uploaded it to YouTube ahead of the tournament kicking off in Brazil next month.
Mr Hills, who performs as Hillectrix and works at the Margate Winter Gardens, said his video has already been watched hundreds of times.
"I have only had the video up for a day, but already it has had over 700 views," he said.
"I did the song all by myself. I recorded and produced it in my bedroom studio.
"The song Lion Heart is about being strong in the face of adversity. I wrote the song last year and I didn't intend it to be an England song, but I think it works so well."
Video: Lion Heart performed by Alex Hills ahead of the World Cup
"My ambition is to write songs for other artists, but I had so much positive feedback about my vocals on this song that I thought I'd put it out with me singing.
"The music industry is so tough, and trying to get heard as a songwriter is a nightmare."
Host nation Brazil are due to open the World Cup with a game against Croatia on Thursday, June 12.
England's first match, against Italy, kicks off at 11pm on Saturday, June 14.
Have you written a song to support England in the World Cup? Email your efforts to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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