Shakira to Perform At the World Cup Closing CeremonyEntertainment Friday, July 4th, 2014
Pop star Shakira, is billed to perform prior to the end of the ongoing World Cup final in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The closing ceremony is to feature stars such as guitar virtuoso Carlos Santana and rapper Wyclef Jean.
The world football governing body (FIFA) said in a statement Shakira, who is making her third straight World Cup appearance, will sing La la la (Brazil 2014) with Brazilian star Carlinhos Brown.
Santana, Wyclef and Brazilian singer Alexandre Pires will perform the tournament’s official anthem, Dar Um Jeito at the legendary Maracana Stadium.
Pires will also perform a medley of local music with Brazilian star Ivete Sangalo.
“I’m thrilled to be performing my song La la la (Brazil 2014) at the 2014 FIFA World Cup closing ceremony,” said Shakira, who had a son last year for Spain defender, Gerard Pique.
“I have an intricate relationship with football for obvious reasons, and I truly understand what the World Cup means to so many people, myself included.”
Shakira’s native Colombia will play Brazil in the quarter-final on today, after which is France-Germany. On Saturday, Argentina play Belgium followed by Netherlands-Costa Rica.
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