After captivating the audience at the World Cup’s opening ceremony, Shakira returns to grace the closing ceremony once again. The talented Colombian artist delivered a lively performance alongside Brazilian musician Carlinhos Brown at the iconic Maracana Stadium, where the final match between Germany and Argentina took place. Dressed in a stunning red sequinned ensemble, complemented by a skirt adorned with feathered tassels, Shakira mesmerized the crowd with her rendition of “La La La (Brazil 2014)”. As if that wasn’t enough, she then stole the show by bringing her adorable son Milan onto the stage, adding a heartwarming touch to an already unforgettable performance.
Top spot in the spotlight: Shakira brings her young son Milan alongside her as she graces the stage during the grand finale of the World Cup closing ceremony.
What an incredible lineup we had on Sunday! The stage was graced by the incredible talents of Carlos Santana, Wyclef Jean, Shakira and her son, Alexandre Pires, Ivete Sangalo and Carlinhos Brown. This super group wowed the audience with their unforgettable performance just before the Germany v Argentina match.
Lots of Love: Shakira beams at her young son after her performance at the Final
Shakira’s adorable son was dressed in a charming green and white striped shirt, and he happily joined his mom on stage after she ventured into the crowd to fetch him from his father, Spanish defender Gerard Pique.
The 37-year-old superstar first met Pique while promoting her World Cup anthem, Waka Waka – Time for Africa, back in 2010.
In anticipation of her performance at the World Cup closing ceremony concert on Sunday, Shakira expressed her heartfelt sentiment, stating that she will forever cherish the fact that she met the love of her life during the World Cup.
Fortunate youngster: Milan will only fully appreciate the privilege of stepping onto the World Cup stage when he matures.
Wyclef and Ivete have developed a deep affection for the adorable little boy and can’t seem to get enough of him.
Feeling fatigued? Despite the vibrant atmosphere surrounding him, Milan appeared slightly weary as he was cradled in his mother’s arms. Speaking previously about her connection to the sport, she expressed, ‘My relationship with football is complex for obvious reasons, and I truly comprehend the significance of the World Cup for countless individuals, myself included.’ To prepare for the final, Shakira sought the assistance of Beto, the creator of Zumba, who joined her for rehearsals at Maracanã stadium in Rio de Janeiro to choreograph her performance. The Colombian duo first collaborated in Bogotá during the mid-1990s for Shakira’s groundbreaking album Pies Descalzos.
Shakira arrives to pick up her son from Pique, gracefully navigating through the swarm of photographers that eagerly surround the area.
Carnival: The performers showcased their stunning shoe collection, adorned with exquisite detailing and vibrant hues.
“I can’t believe I’m here!” expressed Beto, who journeyed all the way from Miami’s Zumba headquarters to assist Shakira in crafting the dance routine for her viral sensation.
To have the opportunity to collaborate with such an extraordinary and impactful artist, I feel tremendously grateful, fortuitous, and overjoyed.”
Surrounded by her entourage, Shakira was flanked by two assistants as they guided her towards her partner, Pique, following the sensational performance.
Exposing: The attire was perfectly in sync with the vibrant Carnival tradition of Brazil. Onlookers at the grand finale were treated to the sight of David Beckham accompanied by his sons Brookyln and Romeo, who proudly donned Argentina shirts. Seated among the passionate crowd, David shared the company of legendary Brazilian footballers Kaka and Pele, graciously pausing to capture moments with enthusiastic fans prior to kick-off. Adding to the spectacle, the stage saw captivating performances by renowned musicians Carlos Santana, Wyclef Jean, Alexandre Pires, Ivete Sangalo, and Carlinhos Brown.
Major spectacle: Wyclef and Pires wowed the audience with their individual performances on Sunday.
Lively: Ivete Sangalo dazzles in a elaborate emerald gown paired with towering platform shoes
Engage or express your thoughts on this piece: Shakira lovingly escorts her son Milan onto the stage during the World Cup Final