A Football Association spokesman has confirmed that this year, for the first time since 1966, there will be no official World Cup song. So there’ll be no rapping John Barnes in 2010.
The spokesman continued that England’s management, “want to be fully focused on the football”. Unofficial anthems are already appearing, including rumours of a reworking of New Order’s 1980 track World In Motion.
The last World Cup in 2002 saw “We’re On The Ball”, a single recorded by Ant and Dec, reach number three in the charts.