The very anticipated FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 is only a month away, and FIFA has just released their latest single ‘Light The Sky,’ from their multi-song official soundtrack to commemorate the occasion. The song is a celebration of the most talented female singers from the Gulf including: Emirati singer Balqees, Iraqi singer and actress Rahma Riad and lastly the Moroccan talents, Manal who is an award-winning singer-songwriter and singer and dancer and actress Nora Fatehi, who has become one of the leading actresses in Bollywood as well. FIFA has stated that the song is an homage to the female referees partaking at the most notable sports event in the football world. The song “celebrates the groundbreaking inclusion of female referees at the first-ever FIFA World Cup in the Middle East by featuring all six officials who were selected for the tournament.” The multi-national line-up includes French referee Stéphanie Frappart, Salima Mukansanga from Rwanda and Yoshima Yamashita from Japan, the trio will be leading the matches. Along with assistant referees: Neuza Back from Brazil, Kayhryn Nesbitt from America and Karen Diaz Medina from Mexico, who are all part of the FIFA international referees list and have refereed in multiple high-profile matches around the globe.

There are three other official songs so far, including ‘Hayya Hayya’ (Better Together), ‘Arhbo’ and ‘The World Is Yours To Take’ which makes ‘Light The Sky’ the fourth on the multi-song official FIFA soundtrack, which has been created with the aim to encourage camaraderie among football fans and music lovers of all demographics. The FIFA Entertainment executive and song producer, RedOne expressed a similar message stating “This is an inspirational song with its roots in the Middle East. It is also fitting that the first-ever female referees at a FIFA World Cup are part of this release that will connect football and music lovers of all ages.” To immerse yourself in the football hustle-bustle, check out our roundup of the top spots to catch the matches here, and places to eat and shop here.

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