‘Thrilled’ Shakira to perform at World Cup closing ceremony


London: Colombian pop star Shakira will perform at this year’s Football World Cup closing ceremony, which takes place before the final in Rio de Janeiro on 13 July.

Shakira has performed at the 2006 and 2010 World Cup finals.

The 37-year-old singer will perform ‘La La La’ (Brazil 2014) at the Maracana stadium, reported BBC online.

It is her third consecutive appearance at a World Cup closing ceremony, after performing in South Africa in 2010 and in Germany in 2006.

Shakira, whose home team Colombia will face Brazil in the quarter-finals, said she was “thrilled” to be performing.

“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,” the singer said in a statement.

“The fans have shown the most incredible support for this song and I can’t wait to perform it for them,” she added.


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