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Copa América 2024: Shakira put on number 10 and sent a message to the Colombian team in her debut

Colombian singer Shakira sent a message of support to the Colombian team in its Copa América debut – credit Ricardo Maldonado Rozo/EFE

On June 24, the Colombian team made its debut in the 2024 Copa América taking place in the United States, bringing together millions of football fans around the sporting event. Great figures have expressed their support for the Tricolor on social networks and, among those, a message from Shakira stood out in which she wished the players success with a view to taking the prize to coffee-growing lands.

The artist joined the excitement produced by the sports championship in which several teams from America fight on the grass to become the best on this side of the globe. The artist, who spent more than 18 days accompanying her father in an ICU in a renowned clinic in Barranquilla, sent a short but emotional message as a symbol of national unity at this time.

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“All the luck today for my Colombia in the #CopaAmerica”, he wrote in the publication that sparked hundreds of messages from his followers.

Shakira sent a message of support to the Colombian team in its debut at the Copa América 2024 – credit @shakira/X

The Colombian’s good wishes fulfilled their purpose, as the team won 2-1 against the Paraguayan team, placing it in first place in Group D, of which it is a part along with Brazil and Costa Rica, who will be the next rivals of the coffee growers

In addition to having had a relationship with the Spanish footballer, Gerard Piqué, the Colombian singer has been called by her followers as “the queen of soccer” or “the queen of the World Cups”, because in her musical career Shakira has been part of three World Cups between 2006 and 2014 with songs that became official anthems as they were Hips don’t lie – Bamboo version, Waka waka and La la la which he performed both at the inaugurations and at the closings.

“It is the most important football event of the year because we know that this song is going to be the sound of summer for fans around the world. It is the power of our culture and our music”Shakira said in a program Univision where he broke the news to the followers of the sporting event.

Shakira during the closing ceremony of the 2010 South Africa Soccer World Cup - credit Reuters
Shakira during the closing ceremony of the 2010 South Africa Soccer World Cup – credit Reuters

For 2024, the Colombian was present at the ceremony where she announced that she would be in charge of performing the official theme of the Copa América, with her single Aim which he released with his album Women no longer cry with Cardi B. Likewise, Shakira will be at the closing event on July 14 in Miami. With this news, once again the Colombian adds to her artistic career a new participation in sporting events, in addition to the fact that her compatriot Feid de ella was in charge of opening the tournament at the inauguration.

During an interview, which he gave to journalist Enrique Santos in which he spoke for more than 10 minutes about his life and his musical career, there was a special question that he asked the singer, which was related to his relationship with football. Initially, Shakira assured that “Always with him,” he also added that his children are great football lovers, without mentioning his relationship with Piqué.

Sasha and Milan wearing the Colombia shirt and showing the love they have for football - credit @shakira/Instagram
Sasha and Milan wearing the Colombia shirt and showing the love they have for football – credit @shakira/Instagram

Furthermore, the Barranquilla artist emphasized that “There is no way to escape football”due to the fanaticism of her son Milan, so she keeps informed of what is happening with this sport: “And my son is a big football fan, for him all this is incredible, Milan is the one who informs me about what is happening in football”he pointed out in the aforementioned interview.

 
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