13 July-2014, NDTV Sports: 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.
FIFA World Cup 2014 Closing Ceremony
23.20 (IST): Little popstar! Shakira took her young son Milan on stage during her senastional performance.
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.
23.00 (IST): After an electrifying performance from Shakira, renowned guitarist Carlos Santana is now on stage.
22.56 (IST): The Colombian superstar Shakira is in the middle now, starts of with her World Cup song La, la, la.
22.55 (IST): Two free-style footballers are now enthralling the crowd with their skillful moves with musical beats to culminate the Brazilian flavour.
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.
22.32 (IST): The fans are all up and dancing. A festive mood grips Rio as the closing ceremony is about to commence.
21.40 (IST): Shakira is all ready to dazzle during the closing ceremony. This is what she tweeted:
Just TWO HOURS until the #WorldCup Closing Ceremony, feat Shak performing La La La (Brazil 2014)! ShakHQ #GER #ARG pic.twitter.com/NQfAvnlpaY
— Shakira (@shakira) July 13, 2014