Will Smith to perform official anthem at World Cup 2018

Will Smith World Cup song

The song, which is being produced by Diplo (famed for hits Lean On and Cold Water with his group Major Lazer) is set to be released on May 25, according to Billboard.

Before news of the World Cup song leaked out, Smith and Nicky Jam were already talking about each other on social media.

Prior to that, Vibe reported that, according to reggaeton producer DJ Nelson, Smith and Nicky Jam were working on the song.

"Nicky Jam and Will Smith are producing the brand new copa de futbol, they're doing it collectively", he mentioned.

A day before Smith made the announcement about the World Cup, Jam had posted a picture of the pair on Twitter, saying: "The best of everything is the process".

For the 2014 World Cup in Brazil Pitbull linked up with Jennifer Lopez and Claudia Leitte for the official song "We Are One (Ole Ola)', while four years previous Shakira sang 'Waka Waka" for the South Africa edition.

The United States failed to qualified for the 2018 World Cup next month in Russian Federation, but its presence will still be felt - at least slightly.

While multiple songs are associated with the World Cup, only the official anthem will be performed at the finale of the World Cup, which will take place from June 14 to July 15 before an estimated 2 billion people worldwide.

While it's nearly certain that an original track will be written for Russian Federation 2018, The Toe Poke wonders if Smith might just appropriate one of his old songs to fit the bill. Jason Derulo and J Balvin also appear on promotional songs for this year's competition.

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