The 2010 World Cup is just around the corner and Shakira has been busy filming the video for the official anthem, "Waka Waka," with South African group FreshlyGround. The musicians were joined by renowned soccer players—like Mexico's Rafa Márquez and Argentinean star Leonel Messi—and a cast of hundreds of extras.
The new video will be shot in 3D, and, on top of being the main promotional vehicle for the World Cup, it will raise money for 1Goal, a non-profit calling on world leaders to provide education for 72 million children worldwide by 2015. Brazilian soccer star Dani Alvés spoke out in support of the 1Goal campaign and the video: "It's a great way to be able to help. to be able to reach out and help those in need from our position."