FIFA Anthem

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"FIFA Anthem"

Corporate anthem of FIFA
Music Franz Lambert (arranged by Rob May and Simon Hill), 1994 (rearranged in 2004)
Adopted 1994 (original)
2004 (rearranged version)
Audio sample
"The FIFA Anthem"

The "FIFA Anthem" or "FIFA Hymn" is played at the beginning of FIFA-structured football matches and tournaments such as international friendlies, the FIFA World Cup or any other football competitions, usually as players enter the field.[1]

History[edit]

1990s[edit]

It was first played at the 1994 World Cup. It was composed by Franz Lambert, and is instrumental with no lyrics.[2] It was arranged by Rob May and Simon Hill.[3][4]

2000s[edit]

In 2004, the song was rearranged and re-recorded with improved acoustics by Gota Yashiki[5] and it is this version that is currently used by FIFA before the start of football games.[6]

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