Video: Australia coach Pim Verbeek sings the national anthem on TV

Posted by - June 18, 2009 - Football videos, International, Oddballs

If you thought it was Waltzing Matilda prepare to be disappointed

Australia’s Dutch coach Pim Verbeek was so keen to integrate himself in Aussie life that he drank his bodyweight in Foster’s and hypnotised a stray cow promised to sing the national anthem, Advance Australia Fair, on TV if they qualified for the 2010 World Cup. And he is a man of his word.

Verbeek belted out the anthem during an interview with Fox Sports. He did a pretty good job except for swapping the word “rejoice” for “rejuice” (presumably the aforementioned Foster’s drinking) and a brief extension of the word “in” while he is prompted of the next line which might make you think the video has broken your computer.

Mr Capello, the gauntlet has been thrown down!

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