Dua Lipa is refusing to perform at the FIFA World Cup in Qatar ©Getty Images

British singing sensation Dua Lipa has ruled herself out of performing at the FIFA World Cup, citing Qatar's failure to fulfil human rights pledges - but K-pop star Jungkook has been confirmed as singing.

There had been rumours that the three-time Grammy-winning artist would star at the tournament's Opening Ceremony next week.

But Dua Lipa has taken to social media to scorch speculation, insisting that she would be supporting England from home.

"There is currently a lot of speculation that I will be performing at the Opening Ceremony of the World Cup in Qatar," a message on Dua Lipa's Instagram read.

"I will not be performing and nor have I ever been involved in any negotiation to perform.

"I will be cheering England on from afar and I look forward to visiting Qatar when it has fulfilled all the human rights pledges it made when it won the right to host the World Cup."

England is among 10 European nations that have urged Qatar to uphold its human rights promises despite calls from FIFA to "focus on the football".

BTS has confirmed that Jungkook will be singing at the Opening Ceremony ©Getty Images
BTS has confirmed that Jungkook will be singing at the Opening Ceremony ©Getty Images

The English Football Association joined the nine other members of the UEFA Working Group on Human and Labour Rights in issueing a joint letter to FIFA calling on the worldwide governing body to deliver its commitment over a compensation fund for migrant workers and the institution of a migrant workers' centre in Doha.

Jungkook, a member of K-pop band BTS, is expected to record a new song for the official World Cup soundtrack and play it at the Opening Ceremony, scheduled to be held on November 20 at the Al Bayt Stadium.

BTS announced the news on social media, while Robbie Williams, Black Eyed Peas and Maroon 5 are also poised to perform in Qatar during the World Cup, which is planned to conclude on December 18.

American stars Trinidad Cardona and Davido and Qatar singer Aisha feature on the first song from FIFA's official soundtrack for this year’s World Cup.

FIFA has released the track, called Hayya Hayya (Better Together), which draws on rhythm and blues plus reggae influences.

FIFA claims it is first time that the tournament’s soundtrack will feature a multi-song collection "with international artists showing diverse musical genres that span the world, setting the tone for a truly global celebration".