2022-11-25 08:49:09

World Cup goal music: Every team's song choices in Qatar

By Tom Hamilton

England fans aren't the only ones who will be dancing to 'Freed From Desire' when their national team scores at the World Cup. Anthony Devlin/Getty Images

DOHA, Qatar - At first glance Blur, BTS, Drake, Dua Lipa, Mase, Mariachi Vargas, Men at Work, Nickelback and Zombie Nation may not appear to have much in common. They are unlikely to appear all together on many music fans' Spotify playlists. But they are all artists on the official list of songs played when goals are scored at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

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Before the tournament began, each national team submitted to FIFA up to two songs to be played over the stadium PA whenever they score. Each entry was vetted by FIFA, but sources have told ESPN that none were blocked from the list due to their lyrical content.

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