Trinidad & Tobago: World Cup song & other ironies

Stacy-Marie Ishmael riffs on the fact that the Trinidad & Tobago Football Federation has outsourced the country's “official” World Cup song to “two guys from Leeds”, and other Trinbagonian ironies.


  • […] Two guys from Leeds/UK lay claim to have the only “official” tune for the Soca Warriors produced. This must be an insult to all the Trinbagonian musicians, who recorded over 20 songs to support their team. True fans stick to Maximus Dans “Fighter”, which is a true hynm. [via Global Voices Online] […]

  • John Bell

    I was in Tobago earlier this year and there was a great tune doing the rounds with a chorus line including the word “Deutchland” but I can’t remember the title. Any suggestions?

  • hi socanews
    i’m a new artist name fakekou aka matrik i also have a track call kick de ball along with a video supooporting the T&T football team making the worldcup being a new artist i find myself fighting a up hill battle not because of the talent of the popular ones but some socall soca dj’ offer to play music over the radio for payment,music should be of talent,originality,ect. not of who has the most money.hearding that left me speechless after many of hours production, writing,working hard for the money of the production of the track and the video etc. i thought the hard work was all over.but it has just started thanks to the grace of God and some people includeding dj’s my music have been heard .for the up liftment of soca music worldwide . fakekou

  • Hi John, I think the song to which you refer is “Deutschland” by Ronnie McIntosh. You can check out this link
    Hope that helped.

  • Tim

    You can find all the songs you need to properly support the Soca Warriors in Germany at the download section of This of course does not include the “official” (British) song, but all the real soca songs, including “Deutschland”, “Warrior Anthem” and the best of all “Fighter”.

  • Ehab Flamon Botros


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