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Why did Shakira miss the 2022 World Cup?

Why did Shakira cancel her appearance at the 2022 World Cup? Well, let’s see the discussion right away.

Maybe some of you already know. But for those of you who don’t, the fact is that legendary Latin singer, Shakira, was originally scheduled to perform as one of the guest performers at the opening ceremony of the 2022 World Cup.

Why was it cancelled?


Although it has not been officially explained again why the singer from Barranquilla, Colombia is one of the guest performers. But we can really assume that the reason is to give appreciation to him.

Specifically, the appreciation refers to the fact that the ‘Whenever, Wherever’ (2001) singer is one of the musicians who has sung the official World Cup song.

Of course, the official World Cup song in question is ‘Waka Waka (This Time for Africa) which became the official song of the 2010 World Cup. So before continuing and getting nostalgic, just listen to the song again below.

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Well based on all these facts and statements. So it is not surprising at all if we feel super curious why Shakira can cancel appearing at the 2022 World Cup. Yes, why did she cancel her appearance?

When launching Yahoo News. Actually, there has been no official confirmation whatsoever why Shakira canceled her appearance at the 2022 World Cup. But based on these sources and also the Hindustan Times, the reason is more due to social issues from the country hosting the event, Qatar.

What’s the social issue anyway? So Qatar from yesterday received criticism for their anti-LGBT attitude and also the way this country treats its workers. Especially the manual workers who build the stadium.

Apart from Shakira, reportedly one of today’s top young vocalists, Dua Lipa, was also scheduled to perform at this event. But reportedly for similar reasons, this vocalist of Albanian descent also canceled her performance.

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However, you need to remember. Even though this factor or reason feels legit. Still, all of this is still not official. So let’s just wait and see the next official update.

Well if you yourself, how do you respond to this news?

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