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Lil Baby drops World Cup 2022 anthem “The World Is Yours To Take”

An unlikely Tears for Fears remix to kick off the soccer tournament.

September 23, 2022
Lil Baby drops World Cup 2022 anthem “The World Is Yours To Take” Lil Baby visits the SiriusXM Studios on March 06, 2020 in New York City.   Cindy Ord/Getty

This winter the FIFA World Cup 2022 will take place in Qatar amid a backdrop of complaints over everything from human rights to fixture congestion. Somehow in the middle of the soccer madness is Lil Baby, who has recorded the official anthem of the tournament, "The World Is Yours To Take." The inspiration song, designed to convince soccer players like Harry Kane and Kylian Mbappe that they can triumph, remixes Tears For Fears' 1985 hit "Everybody Wants To Rule The World." Check it out below.

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A music video for "The World Is Yours To Take" will be shot in Qatar during the World Cup while remixes featuring artists from some of the competing countries will also be shared.

Earlier this month, not long after splitting the bill with Drake on “Staying Alive,” Lil Baby shared solo track “Detox.” In addition to the DJ Khaled/Drake cut, he’s collaborated on over a dozen other singles this year, including notable joint tracks with Nicki Minaj, Ed Sheeran, and Nav with Travis Scott. He’s also released a string of consistently strong solo songs such as “Right On,” “In a Minute,” and “Frozen.”

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Lil Baby drops World Cup 2022 anthem “The World Is Yours To Take”