Football Gets A Desi Makeover In The Official FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017 Song!

The U-17 World Cup, the first FIFA tournament to be held in India, will soon begin in October and football fever across the country is at an all time high, to say the least. The excitement and anticipation is in the air, palpable.

In keeping with that spirit and encapsulating these sentiments, the World Cup’s official song called “Kar Ke Dikhla De Goal” was launched this Monday by the Local Organising Committee and Sony Pictures Networks India in Kolkata. 

The song has been written by lyricist Amitabh Bhattacharya and composed by Pritam. A host of music artists including Sunidhi Chauhan, Neeti Mohan, Babul Supriyo, Shaan, Mika and Papon have lent their voices to it. It also features a rap performance by actor Abhishek Bachchan.

The beautiful, vibrant video does a fantastic job of showcasing the country’s rich cultural traditions, giving football an endearing desi touch. It also features sporting legends like Bhaichung Bhutia, Ngangom Bala Devi and Sachin Tendulkar amongst others.

The U-17 World Cup that begins on October 6th will be played across six venues with the final scheduled to take place on October 28th at the iconic Salt Lake Stadium, Kolkata.

So as you football fans wait another month, here’s the groovy song to keep your spirits high. Listen to it here:

Rajesh Kaul, President Distribution and Sports Business, Sony Pictures Networks India, said, “We are ecstatic to be the first broadcasters in history to collaborate with FIFA to co- create an Official Song for a FIFA tournament. From the very beginning of this association, we have worked closely with the LOC/FIFA to ensure that FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 is a monumental success.”

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