One of the biggest international football tournaments is back, and with it returns the music festival. Be it the FIFA World Cup or the European Championship, theme songs associated have always tkaen things a notch higher in terms of enthralling millions.
From Ricky Martin's "The Cup of Life" to Shakira's "Waka Waka" and "La La La," the official anthems prior to every event have pumped up football fans like anything. The best thing is, no matter what time of the year, whenever football is on TV or in a stadium near you, the songs keep ringing, giving the viewers a much-needed pump ahead of the 90 minutes of action.
We are just hours away from the kick-off of Euro 2016 in France, and this time, notad French DJ and EDM artist David Guetta has been roped in to add some zing to the event by giving fans and football lovers around the world the perfect theme song for the tournament.
Guetta has collaborated with Swedish musician Zara Larsson, who has lent her voice to the anthem, titled termed "This one's for you." "We're in this together, we're in this forever" are the most catchy phrases in the song, which is no less than an earworm.
"Music and football go hand in hand when it comes to celebration and enjoyment, and I want to help to make this Euro the biggest and most memorable yet," Guetta, a former Best International DJ winner, told the Evening Standard.
Check out the song here:
There is good news for fans tuning in for the opening ceremony on Friday night — Guetta will be performing the track during a 30-minute show at the Stade De France. Among several artistes, there will be 600 choreographed dancers performing traditional French dances. The opening ceremony will also feature a flypast by the French air force.
Where to watch the opening ceremony:
The event is scheduled to kickstart at at 7 p.m. BST (11:30 p.m, IST, 2 p.m. EST) on June 10.
In India, Sony Six and Sony Six HD remain the broadcast options. Live streaming is available on Sony Liv.
In the UK, ITV and ITV HD UK remain the broadcast destinations. Live streaming is available on ITV Hub.
In the US, ESPN 2 and ESPN 3 remain the broadcast destinations. Live streaming is available on Watch ESPN.
In France, TF1 and Bein Sports 1 remain the broadcast options. Live streaming is available on Bein Sports Connect.
Viewers around the world can also stream the event live in the official UEFA YouTube channel.