London: Singer Shakira`s hit number ‘Waka Waka’ has been named official song of this year`s soccer World Cup in South Africa.
"I am honoured that `Waka Waka` was chosen to be part of the excitement and the legacy of the 2010 FIFA World Cup," contactmusic.com quoted her as saying.
"The soccer World Cup is a miracle of global excitement, connecting every country, race, religion and condition around a single passion."
Shakira will also attend the opening of the tournament in South Africa June 10 and perform along with Alicia Keys and Black Eyed Peas. The concert is expected to be attended by an audience of 30,000 at the Orlando Stadium in Johannesburg.