"That was amazing... one of the most memorable moments - of not only my career but of my life. It was just so emotional. I think that the fact that the World Cup is taking place in Africa just makes it extra special. South Africa is also a country that has so much history and it was just one of those moments I'm sure I'll never forget," the Daily Star quoted Shakira as telling James Corden in the World Cup Live show.
"You know, my mum, my dad, everybody called me from Colombia, they were crying... It was especially emotional for a lot of people. I don't know why. There was something in the air that day," she added.