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 (1630

GMT), 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.