Opponent Watch: Peru’s message to Caltex Socceroos
Peru have kick-started the mind games ahead of next month’s FIFA World Cup, sending a special video to their Group C opponents in Russia, including the Caltex Socceroos.
Meanwhile, Denmark’s squad have played their role in recording the nation’s official FIFA World Cup song, while a French star has walked out on any chance he had of going to the tournament.
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The South Americans are heading to their first FIFA World Cup in 36 years and took the chance to remind their opponents in Russia just who they are.
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In a special video sent from the official Peru Twitter account, it talks about the wonders of their country, what they have endured in recent times and why they mean business in Russia.
“Dear @Socceroos, It will be an honor to compete against you in the @FIFAWorldCup. As you know, we have been away from the FWC for a long time, that is why we have prepared this video to remind you of who we are. See you soon,” the Tweet says.
We know they have plenty of talent on the pitch but we’ll soon find out what Denmark’s squad is like when it comes to singing with the release of their official 2018 FIFA World Cup song.
The tune is performed by one of Denmark’s ‘biggest hit-makers of all-time’ in pop star Thomas Helmig, who has sold over half a million albums and played over 1000 concerts in his career.
According to the story on Denmark’s official website, the song called - 'All of Denmark stands up’ – “calls for support and a common football party”.
While Helmig is the main voice on the track, members of the Danish squad are also singing in the clip.
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The song will be officially released in early June.
It seems one French star wasn’t happy with only making Didier Deschamps ‘reserves’ list for the FIFA World Cup.
PSG midfielder Adrien Rabiot missed France’s 23-man squad which was announced last week, was instead named as one of 11 standby players should anyone pick up an injury in the lead-up to Russia.
But that wasn’t good enough for the 23-year-old, who according to L’Equipe, has told the French Federation he wants to withdraw from the list of backup players.
Rabiot was one of only two midfield players – along with Moussa Sissoko - named in Deschamps back-up 11, meaning he’ll be hoping there are no injury dramas in that position in the build-up to the tournament.
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