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EXO's Power, BTS' Fake Love to be Played at 2018 World Cup Final Match in Russia

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After a fierce battle between k-pop fans in the voting on FIFA's official Twitter account it has been decided that the two songs will be played at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on July 15.

On July 4, FIFA published a post on its World Cup Twitter account asking people which song they would like to listen to at the final of the Wold Cup to be held on July 15. Among the choices were J Balvin's "Mi Gente," Zedd's "The Middle" and two popular songs by the k-pop bands BTS and EXO – "Fake Love" and "Power." Fans immediately rushed to vote.

​The two k-pop hits went head to head in the poll and after a day of intense voting EXO’s song won.

EXO fans, of course, expressed their excitement over such a victory on Twitter:

The boy band already stole the show during the Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang.

The official Olympic channel has also expressed its support for EXO via Twitter:

​However, BTS fans should not worry, because "Fake Love" will also be played at Luzhniki stadium. Alex Stone, the social media manager for the World Cup, tweeted later on July 5 that BTS has won in a separate poll on Instagram and football fans will hear the group's song too.

The 2018 FIFA World Cup kicked off on June 14 and will continue until July 15, with the final set to be held at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium.


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