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  • 6 March 2014, 6:01

Barlow And Lineker United For World Cup Song

Gary Barlow has teamed up with former England footballers, including Gary Lineker, to record the squad's anthem for the World Cup this summer.

On Twitter, Lineker said: "I'm getting together one hell of a group for England's official Fifa World Cup song."

Barlow revealed on Twitter that the song will be Take That's Greatest Day.

Twelve former players in total - including the likes of Glenn Hoddle and Michael Owen - gathered at Sarm Studios in west London where they also worked on the video.

Hoddle has already had his own taste of chart success having reached number 12 in 1987 with Diamond Lights, which he released with Chris Waddle.

David Seaman, Sir Geoff Hurst, Gary Mabbutt, Gary Pallister, Carlton Palmer, Martin Keown and Kenny Sansom also took part in the recording for the official song.

The ex-footballers were joined by Katy B, Mel C, Emma Bunton and Kimberley Walsh.

Fat Les' Vindaloo and Ant and Dec's We're On The Ball are just some of the anthems that have spurred on the England team in past tournaments.

At the last tournament in 2010, England did not have an official anthem although an unofficial release featuring James Corden and Dizzee Rascal called Shout managed to top the charts.

The 2006 World Cup song World At Your Feet was released by Embrace and went to number three in the singles chart.

The studios were also the location for the recording of the Band Aid single in 1984 and the new promo will be unveiled for the first time during the TV broadcast for Sport Relief night on Friday, March 21.

The single will go on sale closer to the start of the tournament.

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