RIO DE JANEIRO: On July 13, pop star Shakira will perform before the World Cup final in Rio de Janeiro, heading a closing ceremony that includes guitar virtuoso Carlos Santana and rapper Wyclef Jean.
On Wednesday, Shakira, who is getting her third straight World Cup show, will sing “La la la (Brazil 2014) with Brazilian star Carlinhos Brown, FIFA said in a statement.
At the legendary Maracana Stadium, Santana, Wyclef and Brazilian singer Alexandre Pires will execute the tournament’s official anthem, “Dar Um Jeito.”
Shakira stated, I’m tickled pink to be doing my song ‘La la la (Brazil 2014)’ at the 2014 FIFA World Cup closing ceremony,” who delivered a son last year with Spain defender Gerard Pique.
In the time of FIFA declared the musical lineup, eight teams are left battling for two spots at the Maracana, but defending champions Spain were already ruled out in the group stage.
On Friday, Shakira’s native Colombia will play Brazil in the quarterfinals following France-Germany. Argentina play Belgium followed by the Netherlands-Costa Rica on Saturday.