Will Smith To Perform Official 2018 FIFA World Cup Song In Russia

Hollywood star Will Smith has suggested he will be performing the official 2018 FIFA World Cup song, with the tournament kicking off in Russia on June 14, 2018.

The actor, also a rapper, hinted as much via his Instagram page, posting a photo of himself and singer Nicky Jam with the caption: "One Life to Live. Live it Up. #2018FIFAWorldCup."

Smith also tagged DJ Diplo and Kosovar singer and songwriter Era Istrefi—the four believed to have filmed the video for the official World Cup jam over the past weekend.

Football's biggest and most prestigious trophy will be up for grabs this summer. And the tournament is expected to possibly be the best one yet. Current holders Germany, who won the coveted trophy in Brazil back in 2014, are back and are tipped to win it again.

The likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi will also be on display, representing Portugal and Argentina, respectively, while Brazil—possibly the most adored nation in world football—will also attempt to hold their own with Neymar and Philippe Coutinho set to star on the grandest stage of them all.


Unfortunately, the USMNT will not be in action, having failed to qualify for this year's tournament, yet that's hardly something to keep American soccer fans away.

Meanwhile, Smith and Jam were previously spotted in Cartegena, Colombia. And Reggaeton producer DJ Nelson has told music website Vibe that the pair will be involved in the anthem for the competition.

"Nicky Jam and Will Smith are producing the new copa de futbol, they're doing it together," he said. "They're making this big song and it's just so crazy."

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air star has also posted other media bits of himself having a good time with the locals in Colombia and showing off his dance moves.

I’ma keep it 💯 wit’ y’all... I Hurt Myself doin’ that Champeta Move.

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FIFA is known for going pretty big with their World Cup tracks, but perhaps none was as popular as Shakira's Waka Waka. We will have to wait to decide if Smith's collab will be a bigger hit than the 2010 World Cup banger, but it's likely to be one of the best songs to come out this year.

Jason Derulo and Maluma’s Colors is also said to be another one of the tracks associated with the upcoming tournament which will run from June 14 to July 15, 2018, when the entire world will pause for an entire month.


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