FIFA has launched FIFA Sound, a music venture which includes a podcast series featuring Liam Payne and leading football players and musicians. It aims to connect with audiences worldwide through shared passions of football and music.
The first season of FIFA PlayOn Podcast features football players and global musicians, such as Ivan Rakitić, Carli Lloyd, Asisat Oshoala, Lele Pons, Tiwa Savage, Wretch 32 and Morat
FIFA Sound kicks off with the launch of an eight-episode podcast series. Hosted by Universal Music Group’s Liam Payne and co-hosted by sports broadcaster Jaydee Dyer, the FIFA PlayOn Podcast pairs star football players with award-winning musicians for unforgettable conversations.
In each episode, celebrated footballers from around the world will discuss transformative moments from their careers – on and off the pitch – through the songs that have provided a soundtrack to their lives. The players will be joined by an award-winning musician who inspired them, as they explore the interplay between music and football in their lives.
Speaking about the series, Liam Payne said, “I can’t wait for everyone to hear what we’ve been working on with FIFA. The PlayOn Podcast has been such a journey – it’s been awesome having these incredible players and special guests come together and exchange life experiences from both on and off the pitch, all through the lens of music.”
PlayOn is available to stream on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music and other podcast players. New episodes will be released weekly on Wednesdays. Playlists featuring the songs chosen by each player will be posted on Spotify for listeners to enjoy.
Guest pairings on opening episodes
Ivan Rakitić & Morat
Carli Lloyd & Rachel Platten
Asisat Oshoala & Tiwa Savage
Guests in future episodes include Deyna Castellanos, Lele Pons and Wretch 32.
FIFA Sound was introduced on 13 January 2021. Click here to download the FIFA PlayOn Podcast.