The official England World Cup song is to be recorded by Embrace.
The FA confirmed that the Yorkshire indie outfit would be responsible for the song this morning. The song, 'World At Your Feet', is to be released before the tournament starts at the beginning of June.
All demos are currently under wraps, but singer Danny McNamara said (via a mailout from the band):
"The band can't wait to get into the studio and record the new track. We think we've got a really good song and hopefully it will repeat the success of previous songs like New Order's 'World in Motion'."
Tom Harold, marketing manager at the FA, confirmed Embrace's involvement following a series of meetings with the band's label, Independiente. He said:
"The official England World Cup song has become something of an institution and it is really important that we have an original and exciting track. We're confident that Embrace's song will capture the imagination of the fans and players alike.
"With only 75 days to go until England's first game against Paraguay everybody has been asking who will get the gig. We'd like to think we've pulled off something of a coup by bagging such a great band and keeping it secret... until now."