Carlos Santana, Wyclef Jean, Avicii and Alexandre Pires will perform the 2014 Fifa World Cup official anthem.
The piece, entitled “Dar um Jeito (We Will Find A Way)” will be performed at the tournament’s closing ceremony in Rio de Janeiro, Fifa and Sony Music Entertainment have announced.
“Dar um Jeito (We Will Find A Way)” is the fourth track to be added to the officialalbum of this summer’s showpiece in Brazil alongside the Official Song by Pitbull, Jennifer Lopez and Claudia Leitte as well as the SuperSong winning track to be recorded by Ricky Martin and the Official Mascot Song which was released in 2012 by Brazilian singer Arlindo Cruz.
“It is great to see another impressive group of artists join the official music programme of the 2014 FIFA World Cup,” FIFA’s Marketing Director Thierry Weil said.
“FIFA and Sony have been working hard in developing an album that brings the sounds of Brazil to life through a variety of creative tracks. Santana, Wyclef, Avicii and Alexandre Pires are true musical icons and I am thrilled they will be part of the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ closing ceremony.”
Two-time Grammy-nominated Ash Pournouri will be part of the production team for the song.
“In Portuguese Dar Um Jeito means to find a way around obstacles and impossibilities. With this track, we wanted to send a message of optimism and opportunity with the music and the words.”
The 2014 Fifa World Cup starts June 12 and ends July 13.