The World Cup Opening Ceremony starts on RTÉ Two on Thursday night at 7:00pm – and Jennifer Lopez says she was always part of the line-up.

Earlier this week, FIFA had said that Lopez would not be performing the official song We Are One with Pitbull and Claudia Leitte at the opening ceremony in Sao Paulo and cited "production issues" as the reason.

However, a later statement from FIFA said that it would have "the full-line up of stars available to perform".

Lopez told the Associated Press: "We always were going. I think people get anxious, especially with me and my schedule when I'm like, 'Ah, OK, I can leave this day, that day, I don't know if we can make it'."

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