12 June 2014 Last updated at 20:24

World Cup 2014: Opening ceremony highlights

Watch highlights from the opening ceremony for the 2014 World Cup from the Arena de Sao Paulo ahead of the first match between hosts Brazil and Croatia.

The colourful opening ceremony had a cast of 660 dancers paying tribute to Brazil's nature, people and football with a show around a "living" ball.

The final act saw a performance of official World Cup song "We Are One" by Jennifer Lopez and rapper Pitbull.

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