Shakira to close out World Cup

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, Last Updated: 2:43 PM ET

Shakira will close the World Cup in style on Sunday when she takes to the stage in South Africa to perform the official anthem, Waka Waka (This Time For Africa).

The Colombian star headlined the opening ceremony in Soweto last month, kicking off the soccer tournament by singing the track with local group FreshlyGround.

And she will bring the event to a close in a similar fashion, although organizers promise Sunday night's celebrations will be more of a spectacle to watch.

"(It will be) more youthful and a bit more technologically advanced (with) nice lighting effects and special effects planned," said Jermaine Craig, spokesman for the South African organizing committee.

The closing ceremony will begin at 6.30 p.m. local time, two hours before the big final takes place at Soccer City.


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