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Faces & Names: JLo out of World Cup opener

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If you were hoping to watch Jennifer Lopez perform in Thursday’s World Cup opening ceremony, you’re out of luck.

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FIFA officials announced Sunday that Lopez has withdrawn from the festivities and will not perform the official song “We Are One” with rapper Pitbull and Brazilian singer Claudia Leitte, as previously announced.

Soccer’s governing body blamed unspecified “production issues” for Lopez’s withdrawal from the opening ceremony.

In January, FIFA announced JLo would be joining Pitbull and Leitte on stage.

The song was written and co-produced by Pitbull, and features Lopez and Leitte, who sings part of it in her native Portuguese.

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