Shakira, Santana Electrify World Cup 2014 Closing Ceremony

Ahead of the World Cup final clash between Germany and Argentina, Shakira and Santana add a musical touch to bring down curtains on the global event.

Updated: July 13, 2014 23:57 IST
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Shakira with her son Milan, during closing ceremony of FIFA World Cup


23.20 (IST): Little popstar! Shakira took her young son Milan on stage during her senastional performance.

Dancers perform during closing ceremony of World Cup 2014


23.09 (IST): The closing ceremony ends with some local flavour, as Brazilian singer Ivete Sangalo gets the fans on their feet.The music ends here! Now for some serious footballing action as free-scoring Germany tussle against Messi & Co. for the coveted World Cup title. Follow all the updates here.

23.00 (IST): After an electrifying performance from Shakira, renowned guitarist Carlos Santana is now on stage.

Haitian-US musician Wyclef Jean (L) and Brazilian singer Alexandre Pires perform during the closing ceremony prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup final


22.56 (IST): The Colombian superstar Shakira is in the middle now, starts of with her World Cup song La, la, la.

Colombian popstar Shakira performs during World Cup 2014 closing ceremony


22.55 (IST): Two free-style footballers are now enthralling the crowd with their skillful moves with musical beats to culminate the Brazilian flavour.

All set! The Maracana stadium ahead of the closing ceremony of the FIFA World Cup


22.53 (IST): Dancers with the flags of the two finalists -- Germany and Argentina-- are now the centre of attraction.

22.51 (IST): The closing ceremony has begun! Twenty two Samba dancers are gracing the centre-stage at the Maracana.

Argentina fan
Argentina fan shows his support ahead of the World Cup final

22.32 (IST): The fans are all up and dancing. A festive mood grips Rio as the closing ceremony is about to commence.

Germany fans
Germany fans gear up for World Cup 2014 final


21.40 (IST): Shakira is all ready to dazzle during the closing ceremony. This is what she tweeted:

Colombia Pop singer Shakira poses with a football ball on the pitch of the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro on July 12, 2014, a day before the 2014 FIFA World Cup final between Germany and Argentina.
Colombia Pop singer Shakira poses with a football ball on the pitch of the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro on July 12, 2014, a day before the 2014 FIFA World Cup final between Germany and Argentina.


After J Lo's Opening Act, Shakira to sizzle in closing ceremony

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 2230 IST, 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.

Germany and Argentina battle for Ultimate Prize

Germany expect the experience that runs through their team to give them the edge over Argentina in Sunday's World Cup final after admitting they restrained themselves when they thumped Brazil in the semi-finals. (Catch Live Updates Here)

Germany ruined the samba nation's dream of winning the World Cup when they hammered Brazil 7-1 on Tuesday but forward Thomas Mueller revealed it could have been worse.

The Europeans were leading 5-0 at halftime and decided during the break that they would not embarrass the hosts by showboating with fancy passes or trick shots

JLo and Pitbull
(From L-R) US rapper Pitbull, Brazilian pop singer Claudia Leiite and US singer Jennifer Lopez perform during the opening ceremony of the 2014 FIFA World Cup at the Corinthians Arena in Sao Paulo on June 12, 2014


How Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull Gave World Cup 2014 a Blazing Start

American star Jennifer Lopez added a dash of glamour to the colourful World Cup opening ceremony on Thursday in a vivid contrast to the violent anti-tournament protests in the city.

J-Lo, wearing a carnival-inspired and revealing green outfit, appeared from a trapdoor along with rapper Pitbull to sing the official World Cup song with Brazilian singer Claudia Leitte. (FIFA World Cup 2014 Opening Ceremony highlights)

The ceremony was held ahead of the opening game between Brazil and Croatia. (Read more)

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