World Cup fever was in full force on “Despierta America” this morning when Carlos Vives and Larry Hernandez helped celebrate the arrival of the winning trophy in Miami. The Colombian singer and the Mexican star of “Larrymania” celebrated alongside Univision talent including Alan Tacher, Johnny Lozada, Ximena Córdoba, Ana Patricia, and Fernando Fiore, and the World Cup mascot Fuelco.
The trophy, which has already visited Washington, D.C., will tour Atlanta and Los Angeles before taking its place of honor in Brazil when the World Cup kicks off in 57 days. Thanks to this partnership between FIFA and Coca-Cola, “The World’s Cup” campaign is giving more than one million people around the world the chance to experience soccer’s most coveted prize in their own communities.
Vives, who joined forces with Brazilian stars Gaby Amarantos and David Correy to record the official Coca-Cola 2014 Brazil World Cup anthem “La Copa de Todos” said, “I never imagined that I would have the opportunity to be a part of something like this. I grew up immersed in soccer, and many of my friends who have had the opportunity to sing the anthem, didn’t have that same experience I had. I always thought how amazing it would be to be a part of a campaign where I could talk about soccer, sing about soccer— specifically with the sounds that surround the players in my native Colombia— is an honor. Coca-Cola has been doing this type of campaign for many years. They asked me to, not only sing the anthem but to give the song the essence of my country, and that’s been the most special honor that they could have bestowed upon me.”
If you missed his appearance on “Despierta America,” you can see it below:
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