11 July 2010, 12:00 p.m. | Ahead of the Final World Cup Match 2010

Going to the stadium?  

Soccer City stadium in Johannesburg will open its gates at 14h30 South African time (GMT+2). The closing ceremony starts at 18h30 and spectators are urged to be seated by 18h00. Kick-off for the final is 20h30. 

One last celebration… 

The Closing Ceremony of the 2010 FIFA World Cup will start at 18h30 South African time (GMT+2) and is set to be a colourful, celebratory tribute to the tournament. The 30-minute spectacular is expected to be packed with performances by Shakira, who will sing Waka Waka with South Africa’s Freshlyground, multiple Grammy Award winners Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Jozi, Stoan Seate, Slikour, Zuluboy, Abigail Kubeka, Theo Kgosinkwe, Afrikaans artists Nianell and flutist Wouter, Nigeria’s 2Face, Ghana’s Samini and popular local traditional group Ihashi Elimhlophe.

“Africa’s first FIFA World Cup has showcased the unique and colourful spirit and warmth of the African continent ...

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