'Johann Vera on What Futbol Means to Him

What Futbol Means to Him

In honor

of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, which kicks off Nov

20, Billboard has reached

out to Latin artists who are big fútbol fans to ask what the

For our

second installment, we spoke to Ecuadorian pop singer Johann Vera, who is a self-declared soccer

 Below, read Vera’s

“What Fútbol Means to Me,” as told to Billboard

My first

memory with soccer, now that I’m thinking about it, was in Guayaquil in my

I have

to be honest, I’m not the biggest soccer fan but I understand the euphoria

I remember

that for Ecuador’s first World Cup in 2002, I was about six years old, and

That emotion

of seeing an entire country united is not produced by anything else

The country

could be facing a bad situation but that goal changes everything

I’ve always

wanted to do a song for my country and I thought it was very

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