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South africa 2010: ‘Waka Waka’, the song that brought Shakira and Pique


A day like today, but 10 years ago, began the World cup 2010 south Africa, same where Spain he built the first and only title he has under his belt, after defeat by the minimum Hollandthanks to the annotation of Andres Iniesta in extra time, because at the end of the 90 minutes, the score ended tied with no goals.

It was a special event, because for the first time, Africa hosted a world cup just. One of the aspects most remembered is the official song ‘Waka Waka‘, which was interpreted by Shakira and, without a doubt, it is a special melody for the colombian, not only for being one of the most popular songs in the history of the World, but also because thanks to her, he met Gerard Pique, who is now her partner and has 2 children.

Shakira in south Africa Shakira at the World cup in south Africa 2010 | Getty Images.

In the video of ‘Waka Waka‘appeared distinct soccer stars, such as Lionel Messi, Rafael Marquez, Dani Alves, Gerard Pique, among others. It was in the recording of the same where Shakira would have known the defense Spanish, but some versions indicate that previously had already been found in Madrid.

What is a fact is that, thanks to that video, he began the love story of the couple, which today, is one of the most recognized worldwide.

Shakira and Pique Shakira and Pique | Getty Images.

I remember perfectly that we were recording the video for ‘Waka Waka’ and that, when we finished up, came to me and said: ‘I’m going to win this World cup because I want to see you at the end of the tournament and invite you to a romantic dinner’. And he complied“, said on some occasion Shakira.

The flirting began prior to dispute World cup. Shakira arrived first to south Africa, so that Pique sent him a message with the pretext of knowing the climate and prevented. “I asked him: hey, what the temperature is in south Africa?. It is the typical stupid question. A normal response would be ‘it’s too cold, bring a coat,’ but I explained how cold it was each time. And I said to myself ‘this is not normal0“, remember Gerard.

The colombian singer and the defense of Barcelona they are one of the couples consented to by the public and, despite the fact that they are not married, their commitment goes beyond.

Shakira and Pique Shakira and Pique | Getty Images

In regards to the song ‘Waka Waka’, more than ten years have premiered, continues to be sung around the world. On Youtube, the English version has more than two billion copies, while the version in Spanish has 454 million views.

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