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Icelandic TV Set Its Highlight Reel Of The Argentina Match To "Immigrant Song," And It Kicks Ass

Iceland takes on the Super Eagles of Nigeria in our next World Cup match, so here’s something to get you psyched up for the battle: a highlight reel from Iceland’s match against Argentina, set to Led Zeppelin’s “Immigrant Song,” as aired just now on Icelandic TV.

Really, how is this song not the Icelandic national anthem? Compare:

Oh, God of our land! Oh, our country’s God! 
We praise your holy, holy name!
From the solar systems we will tie you a crown
your armies, a timely collection.
One day is a thousand years to you,
and thousand years; a day, and no more.
An eternal (small)flower with a tear in its eye,
that praises its god, and then dies.
Iceland’s thousand years
Iceland’s thousand years!
An eternal (small)flower with a tear in its eye,
that praises its god, and then dies.

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to

We come from the land of the ice and snow,
From the midnight sun where the hot springs blow
The hammer of the gods
Will drive our ships to new lands,
To fight the horde, singing and crying,
Valhalla, I am coming!
On we sweep with threshing oar,
Our only goal will be the western shore

Fun fact: Robert Plant wrote the song... about Iceland, after the band made a visit to Reykjavik.

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