According to a June 12 Bleacher Report, the opening ceremony for the 2014 FIFA World Cup gets underway today at 2 p.m. ET (1 p.m. CT/12 p.m. MT/11 a.m. PT), as performers, live stream information and TV start time for this grandiose event are now available. The Arena Corinthians “Arena de Sao Paulo” in Sao Paulo, Brazil, will be the site for this highly anticipated event.
Reports indicate that there will be over 600 artists performing this afternoon, highlighted by Jennifer Lopez, Pitbull, Claudia Leitte and Olodum, just to name a few. There are a number of ways to watch the FIFA World Cup 2014 Opening Ceremony live on TV or online (Watch free live stream of Mexico vs. Cameroon 2014 FIFA World Cup soccer match right here at 12 p.m. Eastern Time).
For those looking to watch it on television, English speakers can tune to ESPN’s half-hour show “FIFA World Cup Match Day” beginning at 3 p.m. ET from Rio de Janeiro. For Spanish speaking fans, Univision (En Español) is geared up to give you the full experience of the World Cup Opening Ceremony, with a one-and-a-half-hour show beginning at 2 p.m. ET.
For online viewing, WatchESPN will also be following Univision’s lead with complete coverage of all the performing acts. To watch ESPN3’s free (online) live stream of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Opening Ceremony in English visit WatchESPN, or simply click here to be transferred directly.
As reported by the Latin Times, the 25-minute celebration will feature gymnasts, acrobats, trampolinists, (capoeira) martial artists and many other performers that will showcase and illustrate Brazil’s rich culture and history.
The 2014 FIFA World Cup Opening Ceremony will conclude with an on-stage performance of “We Are One” featuring Jennifer Lopez, Pitbull, Claudia Leitte and the group Olodum. Needless to say, soccer fans around the world cannot afford to miss what is sure to be an epic ceremony. Spanish-speakers can tune to Univision (En Español) to watch the action on TV, while English-speakers can enjoy the free live stream online beginning at 2 p.m. ET on ESPN3.