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Embrace picked for World Cup song
Danny McNamara of Embrace
Danny McNamara is the lead singer of Embrace
Rock band Embrace have been chosen to record England's official football World Cup song.

The Football Association is hoping the song World at Your Feet will become a fans' anthem for the England team at the tournament.

Embrace's Danny McNamara said the band were excited about recording the track and hoped to repeat the success of New Order's 1990 track World in Motion.

The World Cup contest begins in Germany on 9 June.

OFFICIAL WORLD CUP SONGS SINCE 1970
1970 Back Home - England World Cup Squad
1982 This Time (We'll Get it Right) - England World Cup Squad
1986 We've Got the Whole World at Our Feet - England World Cup Squad
1990 World in Motion - New Order/England World Cup Squad
1998 (How Does it Feel to Be) On Top of the World - England United (Spice Girls, Lightning Seeds, Echo and the Bunnymen)
2002 We're On the Ball - Ant and Dec
2006 World at Your Feet - Embrace

World in Motion, which featured a number of England players including John Barnes, is considered one of England's best footballing anthems.

'Capture the imagination'

David Baddiel and Frank Skinner's Three Lions song, recorded for Euro 96, was also a critical and commercial success and was re-released for the World Cup in 1998.

FA marketing manager Tom Harold said: "The official World Cup song has become something of an institution and it is really important that we have an original and exciting track.

"We're confident that Embrace's song will capture the imagination of the fans and players alike."

Founded in Huddersfield, Embrace have been releasing records since 1997 and have released five albums, including their number one debut Good Will Out.

They are currently sitting at number two in the singles chart with Nature's Law, taken from their latest album This New Day.


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