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Wednesday, January 13, 2021 10:50am ET by  
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Liam Payne Hosts Brand New FIFA Podcast Series

FIFA has launched an eight-episode podcast series hosted by global chart-topping music star Liam Payne, and co-hosted by sports broadcaster Jaydee Dyer. The new FIFA PlayOn Podcast will bring star football players together with award-winning musicians for unforgettable conversations.

The new entertainment strategy is designed to create innovative and meaningful connections between football fans, music enthusiasts, players, artists, and the game and songs they all love.

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.

"FIFA's vision is to make football truly global, accessible and inclusive. The crossover between football and music underscores this wider cultural relevance. Both are universal languages and have the power to create unrivaled emotions. It's a natural fit to bring them together,"said Jean-François Pathy, FIFA's Director of Marketing. 

Speaking about the announcement of 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 debuts today, and 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.

Click here to download the FIFA PlayOn Podcast. For more information about the collaboration between FIFA and Universal Music Group, visit here.

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