July 2, 1999

Superstar Jennifer Lopez to Headline Entertainment at Closing Ceremonies of the 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup

Los Angeles — Jennifer Lopez, the chart-topping singer and multi-talented actress, will perform live on July 10 during the Closing Ceremonies of the 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif. To accommodate the expanded Closing Ceremonies, the start of the Third Place Match has been moved back 15 minutes to 10:15 a.m. PDT. The Final will remain at 12:50 p.m.

The singer's debut single "If You Had My Love" made history last week by claiming the No. 1 slot simultaneously on the Hot 100, Hot 100 Single Sales, and R&B Singles sales charts. In addition, "If You Had My Love" became only the second song in Hot 100 Singles history to be both No. 1 and the greatest gainer in both sales and airplay. The song's video has been among the top five in airplay on MTV since May 17, and Lopez's first Latin single, her duet with Marc Anthony, "No Me Ames," soared to No. 1 on last week's Hot Latin Tracks chart.

The high-energy Closing Ceremonies celebration will take place at 12:30 p.m. PDT, following the Third Place Match. The Closing Ceremonies and Final will mark the end of the largest women's-only sporting event in history, which yesterday announced that it has surpassed 560,000 in tickets sales and had an average of more than 32,900 fans per First Round date. The July 10th Third Place/Final has already sold more than 55,000 tickets. The Final will be televised live on ABC with the Third Place match on ESPN.

"The Women's World Cup will conclude with an exciting Closing Ceremonies featuring one of the hottest female stars today," said Messing. "Jennifer Lopez exemplifies the spirit of the women's World Cup, and we are thrilled to have her be a part of this history-making event."

Tickets for the 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup can be purchased by calling (800) WWC-TIKS (800-992-8457). Tournament play continues tomorrow with Quarterfinal action in San Jose and the following day in Washington, D.C. The Semifinals will take place on Sunday, July 4 at Stanford Stadium in Palo Alto, Calif., and Foxboro Stadium in suburban Boston.

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