The closing ceremony of 2010 FIFA World Cup will see Shakira and South African Afro-fusion band Freshlyground performing the recent worldwide hit "Waka Waka (This Time For Africa)" which is also the Official song of the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
The performance will take place on the field at Soccer City Stadium in Johannesburg on 11 July at 6:42 local time to precede the final match of the cup.
The track has also sold one million singles since it became available from 11 May as reported by Sony Music. In the history of the World Cup, "Waka Waka" is the fastest-selling single and the biggest-selling World Cup single of the digital age. The label also announced that proceeds from the song will benefit FIFA's Official Campaign of the 2010 FIFA World Cup "20 Centers for 2010."
The song written and co-produced by Shakira herself is inspired by an African marching chant, "Zangalewa" made popular by the Cameroonian group Golden Voices and combines Afro-Colombian instrumentation and rhythms with a rousing Soca beat and Southern African choir and guitar. It is also included on "Listen Up! The Official 2010 FIFA World Cup Album" released by Sony Music Entertainment.