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Shakira delights fans at FIFA World Cup close

Shakira had fans dancing in their seats as South Africa began saying farewell to the 2010 World Cup in pulsating fashion. Special

sports Updated: Jul 11, 2010 23:14 IST

Shakira had fans dancing in their seats as South Africa began saying farewell to the 2010 World Cup in pulsating fashion.

The highlight of the closing ceremony at Soccer City was to be an expected appearance by Nelson Mandela. The anti-apartheid icon has kept a low profile during the month long tournament, having decided against attending the opening game on June 11 following the death of his great-granddaughter.

Shakira, backed by South African Afro-fusion band Freshly ground, did one last rendition of the cup's theme tune, Waka Waka (This Time for Africa) after a lights show and fireworks. Also performing on Sunday was Grammy Award-winning cappella group Ladysmith Black Mambazo.