Soccer-Alaba calls the tune for Austria (Reuters)

By Brian Homewood Sept 11 (Reuters) – Vienna’s Ernst Happel stadium is possibly the only international soccer venue where classical music is played to whip up the crowd before the game. Austria’s entrance onto the pitch is traditionally preceded by the playing of Johann Strauss’s “Radetzky March”, accompanied by clapping and frenzied flag-waving in the crowd. Once the game kicks off, however, it is invariably David Alaba who calls the tune. …

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