The 2014 FIFA World Cup kicked off at the Arena de Sao Paulo in Brazil, Thursday night.
The opening ceremony, which is reported to have cost $4.5 million, featured several exciting displays including a tribute to Brazil and its treasures: nature, people and football.
The highpoint of the colourful ceremony was a performance by music stars, Jennifer Lopez, Pitbull and Brazilian pop-star Claudia Leitte. They performed the official World Cup song ‘We Are One (Ola Ola)’.
Watch photos of the ceremony below: (Photo credit: Getty Images/AP/AFP/Action Images/Reuters)