Shakira delays German team`s departure to World Cup

Updated: Jun 07, 2010, 13:01 PM IST

Frankfurt: The departure of Germany`s national team to the World Cup in South Africa was delayed Sunday night when their plane had to wait for a prominent passenger: pop star Shakira.

The Colombian singer`s connecting flight out of Madrid to Frankfurt was delayed and organisers were reluctant to leave without the performer for this year`s World Cup anthem, Waka Waka (This Time for Africa), reported airport operator Fraport.