K'Naan song chosen as official 2010 FIFA World Cup anthem

'Wavin' Flag: The Celebration Mix' will be used globally during the tournament

K'Naan song chosen as official 2010 FIFA World Cup anthem
K'naan's song 'Wavin' Flag' has been named as the official anthem for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

A remixed version of the track called 'Wavin' Flag: The Celebration Mix' will soundtrack the campaign, which kicks off in South Africa on June 11 next year, reports Cbc.ca.

The news comes as officials in Cape Town prepare to make the draw for the tournament's qualifying groups on December 4.

Last month New Order bassist Peter Hook said John Barnes was willing to re-record his famous rap (as featured on the England team's official song, 'World In Motion', in the 1990 campaign) for use in next year's competition.

In other K'naan news, the rapper has been confirmed to appear on Keane's new EP, 'The Night Train'.

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