Have You Seen The Opening Ceremony Of The World Cup? Jennifer Lopez Leads The Celebrations In Blaze Of Color!

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This may be the biggest event of the year, though I am not really a fan of soccer, but still, I can’t miss this exciting opening ceremony! Jennifer Lopez performed with rapper Pitbull ahead of the group A match between Brazil and Croatia, which is the opening game of the 2014 tournament.

Thousands of fans turned out to the Arena de Sao Paulo in Brazil, and we all know how much Brazil loves soccer, it’s like a religion to them, while the protest were still serious, and some of the protester were arrested, but the cheering for soccer is going on.

And the Croatia went 1-0 ahead within the first 15 minutes thanks to an own goal by Brazil, which is really surprising for fans.

Now here is some pictures of the opening ceremony and other stuff. Enjoy and share some of your opinions with us! ( Source: daily mail )

Have You Seen The Opening Ceremony Of The World Cup

Singer Jennifer Lopez, rapper Pitbull and Brazilian popstar Claudia Leitte bounced around the giant stage as they sang the official World Cup song ‘We Are One (Ola Ola)’ during the opening ceremony

Have You Seen The Opening Ceremony Of The World Cup

Popstar Jennifer Lopez and rapper Pitbull performed to thousands of people at the Arena de Sao Paulo in Brazil this evening as the opening ceremony of the World Cup got underway

Have You Seen The Opening Ceremony Of The World Cup

Superstar Jennifer Lopez sizzled in a sparkly green number as she performed to thousands of people at the official World Cup opening ceremony

Have You Seen The Opening Ceremony Of The World Cup

Jennifer Lopez performed with rapper Pitbull ahead of the group A match between Brazil and Croatia, which is the opening game of the 2014 tournament

Have You Seen The Opening Ceremony Of The World Cup

Have You Seen The Opening Ceremony Of The World Cup

Jennifer Lopez and Brazilian pop star Claudia Leitte (together left) joined rapper Pitbull (right) on the giant stage as they performed ‘We Are One’ to the cheering crowd

Have You Seen The Opening Ceremony Of The World Cup

Jennifer Lopez wore a sparkling leotard as she sang the official FIFA World Cup song ‘We Are One (Ole Ola)’ alongside Pitbull and Claudia Leitte

Have You Seen The Opening Ceremony Of The World Cup

J-Lo wows as she performs during the opening ceremony of the 2014 World Cup prior to the Group A match between Brazil and Croatia

Have You Seen The Opening Ceremony Of The World Cup

The official World Cup song, performd by the trio, is the lead single from the 2014 Brazil World Cup album and follows on from Shakira’s 2010 anthem Waka Waka

Have You Seen The Opening Ceremony Of The World Cup

Jennifer Lopez wore a sparkling green sequin dress for the performance, which delighted fans following earlier reports she might not attend. Meanwhile Claudia Leitte (left) bounced around in a sparkly blue number while Pitbull (right) wore a Brazil t-shirt

Have You Seen The Opening Ceremony Of The World Cup

The home fans – all in good spirits – cheered alongside small pockets of Croatians, who wore their team’s red and white jersey, as the high-profile trio sang the official World Cup song ‘We Are One (Ole Ola)’

Have You Seen The Opening Ceremony Of The World Cup

Singer Jennifer Lopez was joined by rapper Pitbull and Brazilian pop star Claudia Leitte as the world’s biggest football tournament commenced in Brazil this evening

Have You Seen The Opening Ceremony Of The World Cup

After the energetic performance, the singers walked around the stadium and appeared to be touched by the response from the cheering crowd

Have You Seen The Opening Ceremony Of The World Cup

Celebrations centred around a gigantic globe situated in the middle of the Corinthians Arena in Sao Paulo and performers – dressed in an array of colourful outfits and costumes – danced in front of the crowd

Have You Seen The Opening Ceremony Of The World Cup

A globe in the centre of the stadium displayed all of the flags of the countries taking part in the 2014 World Cup and resembled the Brazuca – the official ball of the competition

Have You Seen The Opening Ceremony Of The World Cup

Entertainers, who have been rehearsing since March, dressed in an array of different costumes as they performed to the jubilant crowd

Have You Seen The Opening Ceremony Of The World Cup

The opening ceremony took on a variety of different themes, with entertainers dressed in everything from flowers and trees to life size footballs (pictured)

Have You Seen The Opening Ceremony Of The World Cup

Preparations for the opening ceremony, which falls on Brazil¿s Valentine¿s Day, started in March. There were 84 hours of rehearsals, with some 20 hours of artistic work going into each minute of the ceremony

Have You Seen The Opening Ceremony Of The World Cup

Entertainers performed to the jubilant crowd in an array of colourful outfits and costumes after spending months rehearsing for the big day

Have You Seen The Opening Ceremony Of The World Cup

Each of the props used in tonight’s ceremony were specially designed with an even weight distribution so as not to cause any damage to the playing surface, which was covered for the opening celebration

Have You Seen The Opening Ceremony Of The World Cup

Performers dressed in an array of colourful outfits and costumes as they took part in the opening ceremony which was watched by thousands of fans

Have You Seen The Opening Ceremony Of The World Cup

The opening ceremony featured different stages including a nature phase, where entertainers dressed as flowers and trees to celebrate the rich diversity of Brazil. Other phases saw performers in bright costumes twirl around and dance to a classic Brazilian rhythm

Have You Seen The Opening Ceremony Of The World Cup

The opening ceremony featured different stages including a nature phase, where entertainers dressed as flowers and trees to celebrate the rich diversity of Brazil

Have You Seen The Opening Ceremony Of The World Cup

The ceremony, which cost more than £4.5million, was choreographed by Paulo Barros, a two-time winner of the samba school title at the Carnival in Rio de Janeiro

Have You Seen The Opening Ceremony Of The World Cup

Some performers dressed as colourful flowers for the 30-minute ceremony Which took place this evening ahead of Brazil v Croatia which more than three billion people are expected to watch

Have You Seen The Opening Ceremony Of The World Cup

Around 20 hours of artistic work went into every single minute of the 30-minute ceremony, which was choreographed by Paulo Barros – a two-time winner of the samba school title at the Carnival in Rio de Janeiro

Have You Seen The Opening Ceremony Of The World Cup

Organisers held a total of 31 auditions to choose the show’s performers and circus artists and army soldiers were among those selected

Have You Seen The Opening Ceremony Of The World Cup

The ceremony started with children, dressed in the colours of the 32 nations, bouncing on trampolines as performers dressed as trees walked around the centre of the stadium

Have You Seen The Opening Ceremony Of The World Cup

In the centre of the stadium, the football pitch was covered in multi-coloured rays for the opening ceremony, which cost more than £4.5million to put on

Have You Seen The Opening Ceremony Of The World Cup

Performers dressed in an array of random but colourful outfits and costumes as they danced in front of the crowd during the 30-minute show

Have You Seen The Opening Ceremony Of The World Cup

The ceremony featured several different ‘phases’ with some performers dancing to Samba, others on trampolines, others on stilts and some in canoes. Each aspect was designed to reflect a part of Brazilian life

Have You Seen The Opening Ceremony Of The World Cup

Video highlights and memorable bloopers from past World Cups were shown on the big screens at either end of the stadium towards the end of the 30-minute show but not before performers twirled to Brazilian rhythms (pictured)

Have You Seen The Opening Ceremony Of The World Cup

One ‘phase’ of the ceremony saw entertainers dressed as lifesize footballs and referees, as a nod to the start of the 2014 World Cup

Have You Seen The Opening Ceremony Of The World Cup

Thousands of fans gathered in the Arena de Sao Paulo in Brazil for the World Cup opening ceremony ahead of the tournament’s first match between Brazil and Croatia

Have You Seen The Opening Ceremony Of The World Cup

Brazilian fans cheer during the World Cup opening ceremony as they prepare to watch their team kick off the month-long football tournament with the opening Group A match against Croatia

Have You Seen The Opening Ceremony Of The World Cup

Nearly half the world’s population, well over three billion people, are expected to watch as the hosts play Croatia in Sao Paulo tonight

Have You Seen The Opening Ceremony Of The World Cup

Thousands of fans cheered as they watched the official opening ceremony get underway at the Corinthians Arena in Sao Paulo this evening

Have You Seen The Opening Ceremony Of The World Cup

Nearly half the world’s population, well over three billion people, are expected to watch as the hosts play Croatia in Sao Paulo tonight

Have You Seen The Opening Ceremony Of The World Cup

One fan pleaded for forgiveness from his significant other with a giant placard apologising for choosing football over a romantic night with his partner on Brazil’s Valentine’s Day

Have You Seen The Opening Ceremony Of The World Cup

Have You Seen The Opening Ceremony Of The World Cup

Brazil fans give a thumbs up (left) and a big cheer (right) as they prepare to watch their team take on Croatia in the opening match of the 2014 World Cup this evening

Have You Seen The Opening Ceremony Of The World Cup

Brazil fans enjoy the atmosphere – and a beer – during the opening ceremony of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil

Have You Seen The Opening Ceremony Of The World Cup

A Brazil fan kisses a mock World Cup trophy at the Arena Corinthians in Sao Paulo ahead of tonight’s Group A match between Brazil and Croatia

 

Have You Seen The Opening Ceremony Of The World Cup

Thousands of Croatia fans turned out to the main square in the Croatian capital of Zagreb to watch the opening match on a giant television screen

Have You Seen The Opening Ceremony Of The World Cup

Croatia fans, wearing their team’s red and white shirt, celebrated as they went 1-0 up against Brazil in the Group A match

Have You Seen The Opening Ceremony Of The World Cup

Croatia fans turned out in their thousands to watch their team take on Brazil on the opening night of the 2014 World Cup

Have You Seen The Opening Ceremony Of The World Cup

Fans couldn’t believe their luck when Croatia went 1-0 ahead within the first 15 minutes thanks to an own goal by Brazil. However, the host nation ended up winning the lively match 3-1

Have You Seen The Opening Ceremony Of The World Cup

Have You Seen The Opening Ceremony Of The World Cup

Thousands of supporters gathered in the main square of Croatia’s capital Zagreb to watch the match between Croatia and Brazil on a giant television screen

Have You Seen The Opening Ceremony Of The World Cup

Croatian fans also turned out to bars and restaurants in the centre of Zagreb to watch the match, which was shown of televisions across the capital

Have You Seen The Opening Ceremony Of The World Cup

Before tonight’s ceremony, a protest broke out in Sao Paulo as part of a demonstration demanding better public services and opposing the money spent on the World Cup

Have You Seen The Opening Ceremony Of The World Cup

Protesters tried to block part of the main highway leading to the stadium ahead of the multi-million pound opening ceremony and opening match of the 2014 World Cup

Have You Seen The Opening Ceremony Of The World Cup

Police fired tear gas, stun grenades and rubber bullets to break up dozens of protesters gathering near a Sao Paulo subway station with a banner reading ‘If we have no rights, there won’t be a Cup’

Have You Seen The Opening Ceremony Of The World Cup

Protesters said they planned to march as close as possible to Corinthians Arena – the city’s World Cup stadium where Brazil took on Croatia in the opening match tonight

Have You Seen The Opening Ceremony Of The World Cup

Police fire tear gas at protestors during an anti-World Cup demonstration outside Carrao Metro Station in Sao Paulo ahead of tonight’s opening ceremony

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