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David Guetta for UEFA EURO 2016 anthem

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David Guetta for UEFA EURO 2016 anthem

David Guetta will perform the anthem for UEFA EURO 2016.

The 47-year-old star has been announced as the writer and producer of the official track for the football tournament, which he will perform during the opening ceremony at Stade de France in Paris on June 10 2016.

Guetta said: "It is incredibly exciting ... to be part of this huge football tournament in my home country. Music and football go hand in hand when it comes to celebration and enjoyment and I want to help to make this EURO the biggest and most memorable yet."

As well as creating the official song, the 'Titanium' hitmaker - who released his sixth album, 'Listen', last year - will develop the musical identity for the competition, including in-stadia audio and global broadcast sequences.

David, who will also play a free concert at the Champ Mars in Paris on the eve of the tournament on June 9 2016, added: "We want the fans to be at the very heart of everything that we do."

The acclaimed French DJ - who has children Tim, 11 and Angie, seven, with his ex-wife Cathy Lobé - has collaborated with stars including Rihanna, Kelly Rowland and Sia during his career, although it is not yet known whether a vocalist will feature on the tournament's anthem.