NCT DREAM have been appointed FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 Local Organising Committee (LOC) ambassadors at an appointment ceremony in KFA house on 15 February. LOC executive vice chairman Kwak Youngjin, vice-chairman Cha Bumkun, secretary general Kim Dongdae and Korea Republic U-20 national team coach Shin Taeyong all attended the ceremony to celebrate the appointment along with the newly appointed ambassadors.
NCT DREAM, who join previously appointed ex-footballers Ahn Junghwan and Park Jisung in taking up the role, are a multinational K-pop teenage boyband consisting of six members (Mark, Renjun, Jeno, Haechan, Chenle, Jisung). The group will sing the Official Song for FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017.
“NCT DREAM have a few things in common with FIFA U-20 World Cup participants, including that the members are aged under 20 and see the future being better than the present,” said Kwak. "The LOC hope the song performed by the ambassadors makes a positive impact by expressing the energy of their members."
Mark, the leader of NCT DREAM, said: “It is an honour to sing the Official Song of a FIFA tournament. Our goal is to spread positive energy to the public, and eventually to ‘Trigger the Fever’ like the slogan of the tournament.”
The Official Song by NCT DREAM will go public at the Official Draw in Suwon Artrium on 15 March, and will be heard at various promotional events for the tournament.