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Shakira to perform at World Cup closing ceremony 

added: 4 Jul 2014 // by: Music-News.com Newsdesk 

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Shakira will perform her newest single, 'La La La (Brazil 2014)' featuring Carlinhos Brown, at the closing ceremony of the FIFA World Cup' on July 13, 2014.

This marks the third time Shakira will perform at the FIFA World Cup', making her the first artist to have three consecutive performances at the global event. Her hit song 'Waka Waka' was the last official song of the FIFA World Cup'in 2010, and she performed her smash 'Hips Don't Lie' at the 2006 FIFA World Cup' in Berlin.

"I'm thrilled to be performing my song 'La la la (Brazil 2014)' at the 2014 FIFA World Cup' Closing Ceremony," said Shakira. "I have an intricate relationship with football for obvious reasons, and I truly understand what the FIFA World Cup' means to so many people, myself included - it has this innate ability to awaken a passion in us and bring together people of all races, ages and socioeconomic backgrounds. For me the World Cup carries such a tremendous personal connection as well. This will be my third consecutive FIFA World Cup' performance, and the 2010 FIFA World Cup' changed my life forever -- it's where I began the love story of my life, and now have my son Milan as a result. For all of those reasons I just feel so grateful for the opportunity to come back to perform at the Closing Ceremony of this year's FIFA World Cup' in Brazil, it feels right. The fans have shown the most incredible support for this song and I can't wait to perform it for them."

Carlinhos Brown added, 'The FIFA World Cup' has touched all of us, and there will be a moment we will miss this all. When the final match finishes, we again will thank everyone, since we still have many things to celebrate. The FIFA World Cup' in Brazil was a success.'

Shakira's self-titled new album is out now.

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