Mark J. Rebilas, USA TODAY Sports

World Cup 2014 Opening Ceremony: Live coverage of Pitbull and more

The World Cup is here! But before the soccer starts, there's a spectacle featuring Pitbull.

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PITBULL IS EVERYWHERE. PITBULL IS ALL THINGS

LET'S HAVE A REAL GOOD TIME LET'S HAVE A REAL GOOD TIME LET'S HAVE A REAL GOOD TIME LET'S HAVE A REAL GOOD TIME LET'S HAVE A REAL GOOD TIME LET'S HAVE A REAL GOOD TIME

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This is top notch choreography

These children had to practice for months and they NAILED IT.

Kickball

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Row, row, row your boat

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Row, row, row your boat, gently through the opening ceremony! Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily, life is but a, um, dream.

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These human soccer balls are terrifying

ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh-

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-hhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

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¡DALÉ!

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¡DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALÉ!

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¡DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALÉ!

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World Cup dancers with big dresses get red-carded

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Sad they'll have to sit out the next opening ceremony in four years.
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The plants are dancing

It's not a true opening ceremonies until a plant starts dancing.

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Now it's an opening ceremonies.

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How to watch the World Cup concert online

Pitbull is here to sing songs about the World Cup. Let's have a real good time, let's have a real good time, let's have a real good time, let's have a real good time, let's have a real good time.


Update: See the best moments and GIFs from the World Cup opening ceremony

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A brief history of the World Cup opening ceremony

Flags! Balloons! Schoolchildren! Welcome to the World Cup!

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