‘Força’ Euro 2004

Singer Nelly Furtado’s song Força has been chosen as the official theme of the Euro 2004 football championship. Furtado, who was born in Canada to Portuguese emigrant parents from the Azores, will sing the song as part of the entertainment before the final at the Stadium of Light on July 4, and is likely to release a new version in Portuguese. “My understanding is that there will be a Portuguese version and that it will be released in June in time for the start of the event,” UEFA marketing director, Alan Ridley, explained.