FIFA World Cup 2022 anthem: What is the official song of FIFA World Cup 2022?

FIFA World Cup 2022 anthem: What is the official song of FIFA World Cup 2022?

Claudia Kogi
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:16 PM

World Cup season is finally here, and every soccer fan is looking forward to the events that will take place in Qatar. Even though the main activities are carried out on the pitch, other factors should be considered leading to the main event, and the FIFA World Cup 2022 anthem is one of them. What is the World Cup without some opening entertainment?

FIFA world cup 2022 anthem
A cutout of Qatar 2022 mascot La'eeb adorns a street in Doha ahead of the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup football tournament. Photo: Ivan Pisarenko (Modified by author)
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The latest jams have already been dropped for Qatar 2022. Written with soccer and music lovers, they aim to cover everything from the official 2022 song to one of the biggest bangers from past football events.

What is the official song of FIFA World Cup 2022?

Soccer fans are going crazy to hear the song, and finally, the official FIFA World Cup 2022 anthem has been released. However, FIFA is yet to make an official announcement. Since the beginning, FIFA anthems have become tunes used before the event and to also accompany the championships during the event.

Unlike previous editions, FIFA has released four official songs for the Qatar event. These will help set the tone of the event.

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Hayya Hayya

Who will sing the song for the 2022 World Cup?
Davido, Aisha, and Trinidad Cardona perform the Official Soundtrack Better Together during the FIFA Cup Qatar 2022 Final Draw on 1 April 2022 in Doha, Qatar. Photo: Marcio Machado
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The track, performed by Cardona, Davido, and Aisha, was released in April 2022. 'Hayya Hayya' means 'Better together.' The song's video features images of Zinedine Zidane, Cafu, Edinson Cavani, Cristiano Ronaldo, and other football stars.


Gims and Ozuna rapped the second song for the 2022 World Cup called 'Arhbo,' meaning 'Welcome.' The song's video features the stadiums that will host the matches.

The World is Yours to Take

The World is Yours to Take, performed by Lil Baby, is the third song of the tournament. It features sounds from the famous Tears for Fears song 'Everybody Wants To Rule The World.

Light the Sky

Light the Sky is the fourth track that will ring in people's ears for many years to come.

The song is a female collaboration marked by the release of the event's anthem music video, AEDT, which showcases the groundbreaking inclusion of six female referees who will officiate at the event for the first time.

Who will sing the song for the 2022 World Cup?
Nora Fatehi and Rahma Riad will feature in the FIFA World Cup 2022 anthem. Photo: Prodip Guha, Mike McGinnis (Modified by author)
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Who will sing the song for the 2022 World Cup?

The fourth release of the official multi-song soundtrack of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 features four of the most famous Arabic singers globally. The song celebrates the women referees who are officiating for the first time in the accompanying song.

The song's official video features,

  • Nora Fatehi (A Moroccan Canadian sensation)
  • Balqees (Emirati singer)
  • Rahma Riad (Iraqi artist)
  • Manal Benchlikha (An award-winning Moroccan singer)

Is BTS going to sing in World Cup?

BTS, consisting of Dan Gleyzer, J-Hope, Max, Pdogg, RM and Suga, will allegedly perform a song titled, Yet To Come.

The chosen anthem has a lot to do with motivation and appraisal. In fact, the FIFA Entertainment Executive and song producer, RedOne, said,

Light The Sky tells us to scream if we are with me and brings to life the spirit of the FIFA World Cup community celebration.

FIFA 2022 will be contested from 20 November 2022 to 18 December between 32 countries from five confederates. Here is a peek into the 2022 World Cup categories,



Group A

Qatar (Host), Ecuador, Senegal and Netherlands

Group B

England, Iran, United States and Wales

Group C

Argentina, Saudi Arabia, Mexico and Poland

Group D

France (C), Australia, Denmark and Tunisia

Group E

Spain, Costa Rica, Germany and Japan

Group F

Belgium, Canada, Morocco and Croatia

Group G

Brazil, Serbia, Switzerland and Cameroon

Group H

Portugal, Ghana, Uruguay and South Korea

What was the official song of FIFA World Cup 2018?

World Cup is often held after four years. The previous one was held in 2018 in Russia. The event's anthem was

  • Live It Up - Nicky Jam featuring Will Smith and Era Istrefi

Why is the World Cup in November to December?

FIFA moved the tournament from its traditional June-July dates to November-December due to the high average temperatures in Qatar during the June-July period. However, the calendar change will affect most European leagues since clubs must release players to represent their national teams in the competition.

What song is playing at the World Cup?
Will Smith and Kosovo's singer Era Istrefi perform during the closing ceremony prior to the Russia 2018 World Cup final football match between France and Croatia on 15 July 2018. Photo: Gabiel Bouys
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All eyes are on the Middle East ahead of the 22nd edition of the FIFA World Cup, and now that the FIFA World Cup 2022 anthem has been released, Stakes are high as ever as top football stars prepare to lead their nations to glory in Qatar.

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