Everyone seems to know the score; They've seen it all before
As the England football team prepare for their biggest challenge yet, facing the world’s top teams in Brazil for the 2014 World Cup, some of the U.K’s biggest stars have seen football and music combine once more to cultivate the official World Cup song. It debuts on March 21st – Sport Relief night.
The Sports Relief crew gear up for an active few days in the name of charity
Katy B, former Spice Girl Emma Bunton and Pixie Lott are amongst the stars singing on the song, while footballing legends Sir Geoff Hurst, Michael Owen, Dion Dublin and Carlton Palmer all appear in the video, which is lead by Match of The Day host/former England striker Gary Lineker and former Take That star, Gary Barlow.
The guys will have some job on their hands if they’re to supersede Baddiel, Skinner and The Lightning Seeds' 'Three Lions' song, which has become the iconic, quintessential football song trilled by England fans both home and away.
But still, having a song is probably better than no song at all, despite Embrace’s best efforts to ruin the paradigm for everyone; England’s last World Cup – South Africa 2010 – didn’t feature an official song as per the request of the then manager, Fabio Capello, who thought it would distract the players from their football.
As it happened, The U.S.A, Slovenia and Algeria distracted them from playing football, and Germany dealt the final blow as England’s boys didn’t make it past the first knock out round.
The team did make some progress last night, beating Denmark with a patchwork tea, at Wembley 1-0. Liverpool’s prolific striker Daniel Sturridge dispatched an Adam Lallana cross with an accurate header to score the winning goal. Perhaps if Gerrard has blasted out England’s song before the game, we could have seen 3 or 4.