French Singer Jain to Perform at Women’s World Cup Opening Ceremony

first_imgWith barely one month until the biggest single-sport women’s event in the world kicks off, FIFA and the Local Organising Committee (LOC) announced yesterday Jain as the Official Performer of the FIFA Women’s World Cup Opening Ceremony.On Friday 7 June, before France face Korea Republic in the highly anticipated Opening Match of FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019™, Jain will perform a set of her hit songs to the international audience of fans at Paris’ Parc des Princes and around the world.Having spent her childhood living on different continents, Jain’s international upbringing forged her view of the world and influenced her artistic universe. Born to Madagascan and French parents,Jain embodies the global element of the FIFA Women’s World Cup. The world got to know the 26-year old singer–songwriter when she released her now diamond debut album “Zanaka” in 2015. Currently on a global tour, Jain has recently dropped a single called “Gloria”, her first new music since her 2018 album “Souldier”.Known for her upbeat yet socially conscious inspired 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.“I am hugely excited to sing in the Opening Ceremony of such an amazing sport event”, Jain says. “To perform on the pitch where the world’s best football players will compete to become FIFA World Champions is a real honour. 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”, comments Philippe Le Floc’h, FIFA’s Chief Commercial Officer. “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 7 June to 7 July in Grenoble, Le Havre, Lyon, Montpellier, Nice, Paris, Reims, Rennes and Valenciennes.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

SB : Syracuse holds opportunity to pick up marquee victories at Citrus Classic

first_img Published on February 29, 2012 at 12:00 pm For Leigh Ross and Syracuse, this weekend could define their season.Rather than practicing Wednesday, the SU head coach held a meeting in the academic part of Manley Field House to talk about the team’s goals for this upcoming weekend. But before the meeting even started, Ross knew exactly what she wanted from her team.‘I want them to look at themselves as a Top 25 team,’ Ross said. ‘To know that every single time they step on the field, they should expect to win the game. Period.’Ross wants to see her players lose all fear and overcome any personal obstacles to contribute to the team. And she wants to see that mentality displayed on the field. Although it’s a goal she wants to see extend throughout the entire season, she knows this weekend has to be the start. The Orange (5-5) has another tough stretch of games in the Citrus Classic in Orlando, Fla., taking on No. 24 North Carolina and No. 17 Auburn on Friday in a doubleheader, and then Virginia and No. 15 Michigan. SU ends the five-game weekend Sunday when it takes on No. 11 Baylor.‘I think we as a team have to define who we are,’ Ross said.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textStephanie Watts said last weekend the team didn’t take all of its opponents as serious as the Orange needed to. SU lost to unranked Pacific and then to powerhouses No. 14 Arizona and No. 16 UCLA to finish the weekend 2-3.Watts said it is important to consider every opponent as a legitimate threat, regardless of reputation, especially at the start of the season.‘It needs to be first game, each game, every inning, every out,’ Watts said. ‘Make sure we’re focused for every single one of them. Anyone can win on any given day in the beginning of the season because it’s kind of a free-for-all.’A situation Syracuse struggled with in its losses was the lack of clutch hitting with runners on base. Against Pacific, SU left 10 runners on base and against Arizona, the Orange stranded 11 runners on base.A few days later, Watts rolled her eyes, still annoyed by the failure to get those runners home. She said it was probably the one thing that prevented Syracuse from having a bigger weekend.With the talented lineup Syracuse has, Watts said the team has to start hitting to its capability to challenge tougher competition and take care of weaker opponents.‘We obviously have to score our runs if we plan on winning games against big teams,’ Watts said. ‘We didn’t do it, and we didn’t win, so it’s obviously a direct effect.’Morgan Nandin was one of the players to leave the bases full, but she said the only thing to do is get over the deflating out.‘It’s always frustrating when you can’t knock someone in,’ Nandin said. ‘But you just can’t dwell on it. Forget about that at bat and move on to the next at bat and hit them in the next one.’Ross said she isn’t worried about the team’s inability to push runners across yet. With the lineup continuously changing early this season, Ross said she’s still looking to place players in the right spots.‘I think that’s tough,’ Ross said. ‘You don’t know who’s going to be a clutch kid until you get into that situation, so I think we’re still trying to find those kids who are going to step up when the opportunity arises.’And with 13 or 14 players capable of cracking that starting nine, it makes Ross’ job that much tougher.Syracuse wants to prove to the nation that it’s a Top 25 team, but without improved clutch hitting, that might not be so easy to accomplish.Watts said it doesn’t matter how Syracuse does it. It needs to plate those runners in scoring position, and it needs to start this weekend.‘Make sure we’re scoring that run,’ Watts said. ‘That’s definitely one of our goals.’dgproppe@syr.edu Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more