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Monday 23 April 2018

Dizzee to rap England to Cup glory

Dizzee Rascal has teamed up with James Corden to record a World Cup song
Dizzee Rascal has teamed up with James Corden to record a World Cup song

Dizzee Rascal aims to spur England to World Cup victory by teaming up with James Corden to record an unofficial anthem.

The track was masterminded by Britain's Got Talent supremo Simon Cowell and sees them reworking the Tears For Fears hit Shout.

During the song Dizzee urges the team to give the fans a victory. He raps: "Come on England, we need to sort it out, put the champs down, pull your finger out, leave the Wags alone, set aside your ego, we're tired of bragging about 40-odd years ago, we need a victory, quick, fast."

Dizzee and James are donating royalties from sales of the recording to Great Ormond Street Hospital, in London.

The England team is without an official anthem this year, although one much anticipated unofficial release has already failed to score with football fans.

A re-recorded version of the Lightning Seeds, Baddiel and Skinner hit Three Lions - also featuring Russell Brand and Robbie Williams - limped to only No 21 in the charts when it was released last month.

The rapper and the Gavin And Stacey actor recorded their vocals last week and now want England fans to add their voices to the track.

They are being encouraged to call a number provided by phone firm TalkTalk to join the chorus.

Calls to the number 0800 0494949 are free on a UK landline although there may be charges from mobiles. The line closes at 11pm on Friday.

Supporters can also upload their videos at www.talktalk.co.uk/shoutforengland.

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