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Party underway in Rio ahead of final

Singer Shakira and several other artists gave enthusiastic performances in the ceremony in front of the thousands of people who have come to watch the final.

Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff, Russia President Vladimir Putin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and South Africa President Jacob Zuma are expected to watch the game at Maracana stadium.

Strict security measures have been taken to curb any unforeseen incident ahead of the footballing spectacular.



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