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Shakira, Santana, samba for Cup closure
Publish Date: Jul 13, 2014
Shakira, Santana, samba for Cup closure
Colombia Pop singer Shakira poses with a football ball on the pitch of the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro a day before the 2014 FIFA World Cup final between Germany and Argentina. AFP Photo
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COLOMBIAN star Shakira, Mexican guitarist Carlos Santana, Brazilian singer Ivete Sangalo and a samba school will lead the musical entertainment at Sunday's World Cup closing ceremony.

The show will start at 1720 GMT, an hour and a half before Argentina and Germany emerge to do battle at the Maracana stadium in Rio.

Also on the bill are Haitian hip hop star Wyclef Jean and Brazilian singer Alexandre Pires, who will sing the theme tune "Dar um Jeito (We Will Find A Way)" as fans pour into the venue for the trophy match.

Following the opening song, Shakira, performing at her third World Cup, will bound on stage to sing "La la la (Brazil 2014)" alongside home favorite Carlinhos Brown.

Shakira says she is "very excited."

"Hi Brazil, here I am, miss you. very happy to see you again! Shak," she wrote on her @shakira Twitter feed Friday in Portuguese after arriving in the country with baby son Milan Pique, whose dad is Spain star Gerard Pique.

Four years ago in South Africa, Shakira had them on their feet with "Waka Waka" and four years earlier in Germany she wowed fans with "Hips don't lie".

Sangalo will meanwhile offer a mix of pop songs from her country while fans will also be regaled by famous samba school Academicos do Grande Rio before kick-off.

The champions will meanwhile receive the trophy from Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and FIFA president Sepp Blatter.

Before the game former Barcelona star Carles Puyol and Brazilian model Gisele Bundchen will present the trophy at the stadium.

Security will be the tightest Brazil has ever seen with 26,000 police and security agents on duty across the city.

The opening ceremony on June 12 at Sao Paulo's Corinthians Arena starred US-Cuban rapper Pitbull, US singer Jennifer Lopez and Brazil's Claudia Leitte.

AFP

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