J-Lo and the circus in pictures
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Almost 30,000 spectators witnessed a great game between Azerbaijan and Colombia at the Tofig Bahramov Stadium on Saturday night.

But those present were even more fortunate, having the chance beforehand to watch the opening ceremony of the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Azerbaijan 2012.

The ceremony was composed of two major parts, each very different from the other. First up was the “Cirque du Soleil”, featuring incredible acrobats, amazing costumes and impressive performances.

Following that was a mini concert by international superstar Jennifer Lopez. J-Lo and her dancers entertained the full stadium with her songs, none more so than the famous “On The Floor”.

If you missed the opening ceremony, you have a second chance to see the action by viewing the great pictures taken by FIFA photographers at the stadium (click on the photo gallery on the right).