Croatian Soccer Goes Deep Purple

Yes, even Stereogum has contracted a mild case of World Cup fever. That goal in the Germany-Poland game may have made lifers of us. And it looks like the Croatian team is embracing the rock.

The night before they play Japan, the Croats will be provided special access to the Deep Purple show 100 yards from their hotel. “Not only will they hear and see it (the concert), they can be part of it,” a team official told Yahoo!. Deep Purple’s best live album? Made In Japan. Oh, the irony.

Since we really know nothing about this “football,” maybe one of you can help. Who should we bet on taking that Cup? Stereogum needs a new pair of shoes.