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Get ready for the World Cup with these Russian pop stars

4 July 2017

Russian music stars DJ Smash, Polina Gagarina and Egor Kreed are already excited for the 2018 World Cup to come to Russia. In celebration of the competition and good sportsmanship, they’ve released Team 2018, an upbeat track with a healthy dose of cheese.

Released together with social project #Live (#Zhit), an initiative focused on overcoming social barriers, Team 2018 is not just about football: in true wholesome fashion, the song applauds teamwork in all spheres of life.

If you’re tired and suspicious of all this virtuous talk of inclusiveness and sportsmanship, fear not and keep watching until the end — a dash of patriotism is coming your way in the form of a tribute to the Russian flag.

The 2018 FIFA World Cup will take place from 14 June — 15 July 2018 in 11 host cities across Russia.

Source: Afisha (in Russian)