On music front will be Pitbull and Brazilian singer Claudia Leitte performing for the FIFA World Cup Song, titled “We Are One (Ole Ola)”.
Beyonce Knowles and The Beatles’s Sir Paul McCartney will also sing at the opening ceremony, but the details are not revealed by the organisers so far. Palestinian “Arab Idol” winner Mohammed Assaf is also reported to be performing at the event. There will be 600 dancers on the stage at the stadium, said FIFA.
“The Opening Ceremony is a tribute to Brazil and its treasures: nature, people football,” the show’s artistic director Daphne Cornez said.
The FIFA World Cup 2014 opening ceremony will kick off at 3:15pm local time Thursday (17:00 GMT / 10:30pm IST) at the Arena Corinthians in Sao Paulo, Brazil and end at 5:15pm (19:00 GMT / 12:30am IST Friday).
Meanwhile, the Facebook page of FIFA has crossed 20 million fans and Twitter says it has 255 million follwers to its FIFA page, followed by millions of live pages around the world online.
“For the first time in 2014, we, all of us, are carrying around a mobile stadium in our pockets, where you will be watching, learning scores, team sheets, changes, injuries, substitutes – all of it – and sharing it,” Will Platt-Higgins, Facebook director told the media.
But not far behind is Twitter which is already making headway with record-breaking tweets at every event including the Oscars. Other online sites like YouTube, Weibo, Renren and VK have been catching the attention of the World Cup fans.
Here are the links to live streaming websites:
Australia: SBS will stream each and every game on its website. It will also provide live streaming on its iOS and Android apps.
U.K.: The BBC streams 64 games for free and without the need for a pay TV subscription through its iPlayer, which is available on the web as well for iOS, Android, Chromecast as well as a variety of game consoles, connected TV platforms and TV set-top boxes.
India: Sony Six will provide both TV live and online live streaming of the matches.