PARIS, May 7 (Xinhua) -- With one month to go before the FIFA Women's World Cup 2019 kicks off, FIFA and the local organizing committee announced on Tuesday that French singer Jain will perform in the tournament's opening ceremony.
Known for her pop music, Jain will perform Gloria and several other songs for millions of international football fans during the FIFA Women's World Cup opening ceremony at the Parc des Princes on June 7 before hosts France take on South Korea.
"I am hugely excited to sing in the opening ceremony of such an amazing sport event," said Jain. "To perform on the pitch where the world's best football players will compete to become FIFA world champions is a real honor. With my performance, I want to celebrate their skills and inspire every player to give their best and to shine on the world stage."
"Music and football are two huge passion points for our fans across the globe. As such, we are aiming to offer first class entertainment this summer at the FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019," FIFA's Chief Commercial Officer Philippe Le Floc'h pointed out. "Jain's exciting performance and empowering music will provide a scintillating kick off to the tournament."
The FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019 will be played from June 7 to July 7 in Grenoble, Le Havre, Lyon, Montpellier, Nice, Paris, Reims, Rennes and Valenciennes.