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Rocking role for Croatia coach Bilić

Not content with simply managing Croatia at UEFA EURO 2008™, coach Slaven Bilić may have also written a fans' anthem for the finals with his rock band, Rawbau.

Slaven Bilić rocks out with Rawbau on a Split rooftop
Slaven Bilić rocks out with Rawbau on a Split rooftop ©AFP

Rooftop performance
There were parallels with the Beatles as the 39-year-old led his group in a rooftop performance of their new song, Vatreno Ludilo (Flaming Madness), in the centre of Split at the weekend. With Croatia's players being nicknamed 'vatreni' – firebrands – for the passion they have for the national team, the song could yet be adopted by fans in Austria and Switzerland.

Metal mayhem
Bilić plays guitar for Rawbau but wrote the lyrics for their latest effort. A keen fan of heavy metal, and Metallica in particular, the former defender played down the significance of his new song, saying: "I don't think it's a new fan anthem – it's just a fan song. I really adore music but I have to say that football is my life."