Shakira song selected for official World Cup anthem

Friday April 16, 2010

A song by Shakira and South African band Freshlyground has been chosen as the official World Cup anthem.

The song, Time For Africa, is expected to be released to radio stations across the globe next week and will be available to buy from April 26.

The Colombian beauty - who recently paid a visit to survivors of the Haiti earthquake - and the band will join forces to perform the song at the football tournament's kick-off concert in Soweto on June 10, at the opening ceremony and before the July 11 final.

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