Pop star Shakira thanked the World Cup for making her meet with Gerard Pique - the love of her life.
The two met when Shakira was promoting her 2010 World Cup anthem, Waka Waka for Africa and they now have an 18-month-old son together. (Also read: Shakira to Perform at the FIFA World Cup Closing Ceremony in Brazil)
Speaking ahead of her closing ceremony performance on Sunday night, the singer said that she "will never forget that I met the love of my life at the World Cup," reported mirror.co.uk. (Also read: Shakira unveils second official World Cup song)
And she even thanked football for her son.