Stars record England 2014 World Cup song

  • 6 March 2014
Gary Barlow and Gary Lineker Image copyright GARY LINEKER/TWITTER

The stars of football and music have come together to record the video for the official England 2014 World Cup song - a cover of the Take That hit Greatest Day.

Led by Gary Barlow and former England captain Gary Lineker, the 20-strong group includes pop stars Katy B and Pixie Lott.

A number of footballers, including Peter Shilton and Michael Owen have also taken part in the song, which fans can see for the first time on Sport Relief, on 21 March.

For a good cause

All the money from record sales will go to Sport Relief.

The single won't be released until nearer the tournament in June.

Image caption Girls Aloud's Kimberley Walsh is one of the big names on the song

Other pop stars featured on the track include another former Spice Girl Mel C, Eliza Doolittle, Conor Maynard and Girls Aloud singer Kimberley Walsh.

Former England stars Sir Geoff Hurst, Dion Dublin, Martin Keown, Gary Mabbutt, Gary Pallister, Carlton Palmer, Kenny Sansom and David Seaman have also joined in.

England didn't have an official song at the last World Cup in 2010 because the manager at the time - Fabio Capello banned it. He said he wanted to be "fully focused on the football".

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However an unofficial release featuring James Corden and Dizzee Rascal - called Shout - still topped the UK charts.