Shakira to headline World Cup closing ceremony
World Cup organizers promise a high-tech closing ceremony
featuring pop star Shakira, compared to the more traditionally
African ceremony which opened the tournament.
Organizing committee spokesman Jermaine Craig says Sunday’s show
at Soccer City will be “more youthful and a bit more
technologically advanced” than the June 11 opening ceremony.
Craig says the nighttime event has “nice lighting effects and
special effects planned.”
The closing ceremony is scheduled to start at 6:30 p.m. local
time, two hours before the final match kicks off.
Colombian star Shakira will perform the official tournament
anthem “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa).” Shakira also performed
the song at a June 10 World Cup concert in Soweto.