Psy, of Gangnam Style fame, will perform before the Coppa Italia final between Roma and Lazio next Sunday.
Corriere dello Sport have revealed that the infamous Korean pop star will sing as part of the pre-match entertainment at Stadio Olimpico on May 26.
Cristiano Habetswallner, head of the cup's chief sponsor TIM, has revealed why he chose the singer: “We wanted to defuse the tension that surrounds the game,” he told the newspaper.
“We want to turn the match into a show, that's why we chose a character who is close to people. Our target audience are young people, and he is very well-known amongst children.”