2010 World Cup Closing Ceremony Recap (Photos, Video)

July 11, 2010

The 2010 World Cup in South Africa has come to an end and the closing ceremony was about to make viewers all over the world remember the beauty of their people and their country, but they were not alone – Shakira joined them. Keep reading to know this full story as we look over the farewell party of the best and biggest soccer celebration in the world plus check out some photos and awesome videos below.

World Cup Closing Ceremony

South Africans prepare one of the best shows for the World Cup ceremony filled with lights, bright colors, great music, sexy performers and all of the kindness, laughter and rhythm of South Africa.

The closing ceremony took place at the Soccer City Stadium in Johannesburg, unlike the Opening Ceremony at Orlando Stadium in Soweto a month ago, the closing ceremony today was at night and they had the great opportunity to perform a fantastic and delightful show where bright colors, lights, great music and fireworks played the leading role.

The field at Soccer City was not wearing its usual green, tonight it was all white and it was at that white field where for 28 minutes beautiful images, special effects , choreographies and popular South African songs by Grammy Awards winners Ladysmith Black Mambazo,, JOZI, Stoan Seate who was the first to perform, Slikour, Zuluboy, Abigail Kubeka, Theo Kgosinkwe, 2Face from Nigeria, Samini from Ghana and Elimhlophe.

South African dancers from all ages dressed in beautiful costumes where they recreated great images and even surprised the audience where they wore Elephant costumes that looked like a real African parade. Certainly the performers that everyone was hoping to see was the Colombian Shakira who was dressed in a gorgeous Roberto Cavalli two piece wardrobe that showed her beautiful figure while she was dancing  while performing her Waka, Waka This Time for Africa along with South African young dancers and Ladysmith Black Mambazo.

When the ceremony was getting closer to their finale the South African Air Force put on a show of their best tricks while hundreds of performers formed the National flags of Spain and Netherlands followed by fireworks.

Last but not least the most anticipated personality showed up  in the field, Nelson Mandela was driven in a small car with his wife greeting all the spectators for a few minutes due to his delicate health condition. Other important personalities at Soccer City was Queen Sofia of Spain and her son Prince Felipe with his wife, Prince Willem Alezander and his wife Princess Maxima from Netherlands, supermodel Naomi Campbell, Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal, Charlize Theron, and Morgan Freeman among others.

The closing ceremony was brought to the homes of over 500 people, transmitted in 215 countries who witnessed the great talent of some of the best South African performers. What do you think of this Closing Ceremony at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa? Did it fill your expectations? While you think about that check out the photos and video below.

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World Cup Closing Ceremony Pictures

Closing Ceremony videos

Photos: www.wenn.com/ News Pictures.

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5 Responses to “2010 World Cup Closing Ceremony Recap (Photos, Video)”

  1. 1
    Teresa Naidoo Says:

    South Africa pulled it off & proved them wrong
    A beatiful game in a beautiful country amongst beautiful people.

    Truly South African

  2. 2
    Edith, South Africa JHB Says:


  3. 3
    Sindi Says:

    Wow what a beautiful closing ceremony
    absolutely stunning, the world cup was great.
    Am soo proud to be South African

  4. 4
    Howard Says:

    Shame about the terrible sound. Couldn’t hear a thing on TV. The sound man must have forgotten to plug in his mixer or he did it from a microphone in the car park. He should be banned all future work of this kind!

  5. 5
    hamdan Says:

    the best celebration I seen in my life