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    Mon, 19 Apr 2010 09:51:12

    Song by Shakira and Freshlyground Selected as World Cup Anthem - “Time for Africa” is the tune

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    A song by both Colombian superstar Shakira and African-based Freshlyground has been selected as the official World Cup Anthem, according to The Associated Press. "Time for Africa" will be released to radio stations globally next week and will be downloadable on April 26. Shakira and Freshlyground will perform the song live at the World Cup kickoff concert in Soweto on June 10, as well as at the tournament's opening ceremony and before the final on July 11.

    Do you think soccer will ever break big in America? Doesn't look likely, since global superstar David Beckham was brought to the Galaxy to do just that and things haven't changed much in terms of American apathy towards the sport.

    —Amy Sciarretto
    04.19.10




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