It’s the event we’ve all been waiting for since 2010 — the World Cup! Brazil is buzzing and we can’t wait to watch the world’s best soccer players (from 32 countries!) play their hearts out to dethrone Spain, the reigning champion.
It’s finally here! The 2014 FIFA World Cup officially kicked off at 2:15 p.m. ET on June 12. The sizzling opening ceremony featured Jennifer Lopez, Pitbull and Claudio Leitte performing the Official FIFA song “We Are One (Ole Ole).” The opening match between Brazil and Croatia began at 4 p.m. ET — and Brazil just won the game 3-1! The excitement around the world is through the roof as this once-every-four-years sporting event heats up!
Niall Horan’s World Cup Game Tweet & More: Celebs React To Opening Game
We’re only a few hours into the World Cup, but Hollywood’s hottest celebrities are already going wild rooting for their favorite teams! From singers like One Direction‘s Niall Horan to supermodels like Gisele Bundchen, people around the world are showing their passion for soccer all over social media right now! Many celebrities, like X-Men hottie Hugh Jackman, are of course showing love for their home teams. Check out all of the latest World Cup tweets from celebrities right here:
— Niall Horan (@NiallOfficial) June 12, 2014
— Shakira (@shakira) June 10, 2014
— Gisele Bündchen (@giseleofficial) June 12, 2014
World Cup starts today !!!!!! Amazing !!! — Louis Tomlinson (@Louis_Tomlinson) June 12, 2014
Match Day obrigado Brasil pic.twitter.com/hsbxCczHmr
— Pitbull (@pitbull) June 12, 2014
Inside The World Cup Opening Ceremony
Jennifer Lopez rocked the Arena de Sao Paulo before the Group A match between Brazil and Croatia to kick off the World Cup. Jennifer looked ultra sexy in a green leotard and she danced around the stage. Jennifer looked so happy, despite her recent breakup with Casper Smart. See all of the amazing photos from the opening ceremony right here.
Who are YOU rooting for in the World Cup, HollywoodLifers? Tell us where your team loyalty is in the comments below!
— Megan Ross
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