Welsh can win the match against England – with a song


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  • Thursday, 07 Oct 2004

CARDIFF: Wales believe they have a secret weapon to beat England in their World Cup clash on Saturday – singing. 

With just three days to go before the crucial qualifier takes place at Old Trafford in Manchester, a tribute CD to Mark Hughes's team has been released. 

The CD is called Land of My Fathers and features a track by the team's former skipper-turned-actor Vinnie Jones.  

But it is not all music, there is also a section from the movie Zulu.  

The roll call of Welsh troops awarded the Victoria Cross in the 1879 Anglo-Zulu battle at Rorke's Drift features and is narrated by Richard Burton, according to a report by the BBC. 

The CD also includes tributes to Wales legend John Charles, Euro 2004 qualifying campaign goal commentary and even a dance version of the classic, Men of Harlech. 

“Copies have been sent to the announcer at the stadium so hopefully they'll play it,” said record company spokesman Doug Shipton. 

“We've got CDs about the English and Scottish teams so we thought we'd release one for Wales.  

“But this is especially for the Wales vs England match. Many of the songs have been recorded for the CD while others are old Welsh favourites which the fans love.” – AFP 


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