Shakira to perform at World Cup closing ceremony

London: Colombian pop star Shakira will perform at this year`s Football World Cup closing ceremony, which takes place before the final in Rio de Janeiro on July 13.

The 37-year-old singer will perform `La La La` (Brazil 2014) at the Maracana stadium, reportedly. It is her third consecutive appearance at a World Cup closing ceremony, after performing in South Africa in 2010 and in Germany in 2006.

Shakira, whose home team Colombia will face Brazil in the quarter-finals, said she was "thrilled" to be performing.

"I have an intricate relationship with football for obvious reasons, and I truly understand what the World Cup means to so many people, myself included," the singer said in a statement.

"The fans have shown the most incredible support for this song and I can`t wait to perform it for them," she added.

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