Plugging away in the fourth tier of Swedish football just six seasons ago, Ostersunds are currently gearing up for a two-legger against Arsenal in the knockout phase of the Europa League.
Graham Potter and his intrepid squad are finally being given a little serious continental kudos for their sterling efforts over the last few years, but a little over a year ago they were still – whisper it – being ever so slightly patronised.
Indeed, the Ostersunds players were corralled into performing a song and dance number to open the Football Gala 2016 – the annual end-of-season award show at which the ‘Guldbollen’ is doled out.
The live number opened the show and saw the first-team jigging about semi-flamboyantly to ‘There’s No Business Like Showbusiness’ (complete with a cameo from Sweden women’s coach Pia Sundhage) as Zlatan Ibrahimovic gawped on vacantly from the audience…
How far they’ve come in such a short space of time.
The Gunners really won’t want to lose this one now. Can you imagine the post-defeat harakiri on Arsenal FAn TV?
(Video via TV4 Sport)