Oasis, ACDC, Eminem and the Red Hot Chilli Peppers. These are some of the bands the Socceroos would choose to have playing as they walk onto the pitch in Brazil.
The momentous occasion of taking the field in a World Cup will surely not require any added motivation but as our stars reveal there’s nothing like hearing your favourite track to help you “switch on” before you cross that white line.
There are some predictable choices amongst our current crop of internationals with “Eye of the Tiger”, “We will rock you” and “Thunderstruck” all getting a run.
Our new captain hopes to one day take the field to the UEFA Champions League theme song, while there are a few obscure references that may surprise.
Who likes their rock music? Who prefers some hip-hop? Who likes their Aussie anthems and who needs to listen to something classical to sooth their pumping adrenalin before kick-off?
Check out today’s exclusive behind the scenes interview with the Socceroos, where we survey the players’ favourite pump up tracks.
The Socceroos play Croatia in a friendly next Friday night (kick off 9am AEST time Saturday morning live on Fox Sports) ahead of their tournament opener against Chile on June 13.
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