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Watch Shakira perform 'La La La' at the World Cup 2014 closing ceremony

Singer was joined on stage by Brazilian singer Carlinhos Brown

Daisy Wyatt
Tuesday 15 July 2014 14:43 BST
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Shakira performs 'La La La' at the World Cup 2014 closing ceremony
Shakira performs 'La La La' at the World Cup 2014 closing ceremony

Shakira reclaimed her title as the World Cup songstress at last night’s closing ceremony, performing her single “La La La (Brazil 2014)” before the final between Germany and Argentina.

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The Colombian singer’s tasteful performance outshone J Lo and Pitbull’s appearance at the opening ceremony last month, which saw the Cuban rapper mocked for his tight white trousers.

Shakira, who sang the hit official World Cup anthem “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)” in South Africa four years ago, was joined on stage by Brazilian singer and record producer Carlinhos Brown.

Other performers included Wyclef Jean, Carlos Santana, Alexandre Pires, and Ivete Sangalo.

The closing ceremony marked the third time Shakira has performed at the World Cup, having previously sung her hit “Hips Don’t Lie” at the closing ceremony in Germany in 2006.

While “La La La (Brazil 2014)” has not been named the official World Cup anthem at this year’s championship, many prefer it to the official FIFA song “We Are One (Ole Ola)” by J Lo and Pitbull.

Some 223.7 million people have viewed the video to Shakira’s song on YouTube, in comparison to the 189 million who have watched J Lo and Pitbull’s official anthem.

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