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Colombia's Shakira to lead World Cup ceremony

Shakira will headline the closing ceremony at the World Cup on Sunday.

The Colombian songstress will work her way down the stone stairs from the Marathon entrance of Berlin's Olympic stadium with local musicians and dancers in a 10-minute performance prior to the final between France and Italy.

Californian choreographer Doug Jack, who has worked on opening and closing ceremonies at the last five Olympics, said the program aimed to bring the energy and enthusiasm from the Fan Mile -- where hundreds of thousands have gathered to watch World Cup matches on giant TV screens -- into the stadium.

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Tenor Placido Domingo will sing at half-time in the final. AP

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