World Cup 2014 live streaming: How to watch the closing ceremonies

Ronald Martinez

Sadly, Shakira is not expected to sing 'Waka Waka'.

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The World Cup final gets underway at 3 p.m. ET from the Maracana on Sunday, but as always, the host country will be putting on a show before the game. Starting at 1:30 p.m. ET, 90 minutes before the match kicks off, there will be a closing ceremony featuring the likes of Shakira.

There's also going to be plenty of samba music, dancing and local pop artists, so it'll still be worth your time even if Shakira isn't really your thing. Here's an excerpt from FIFA's website about what exactly you can expect to see.

Before the football kicks off and the champions are decided, an 18-minute show inside the stadium will pay tribute to the game and its key symbols.

Beginning with an on-pitch expression of the sport's values through four characters - Freedom, Solidarity, Passion and Diversity - the ceremony will subsequently include representations of all 32 teams to have participated at this World Cup.

ESPN3 will have a dedicated stream for the ceremonies that will start broadcasting 10 minutes before the show is scheduled to start, so that's your best bet to catch it online.

There will also be World Cup final pregame coverage on ABC and Univision at the time of the ceremonies. All three networks will certainly show at least portions of the show, but there's no guarantee that it's show uninterrupted, in its entirety. Univision showed the complete opening ceremony, so they're your best bet.

The actual World Cup final will be shown on all of the above-listed outlets.

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