Jennifer Lopez has pulled out of performing the official World Cup song at the tournament’s opening ceremony in Brazil, Fifa has announced.

Officials said the singer could not attend Thursday’s show because of unspecified “production issues”.

Lopez was due to perform alongside rapper Pitbull and Brazilian singer Claudia Leitte, with whom she has recorded the song We Are One (Ole Ola).

Pitball and Leitte will go ahead and perform accompanied by drummers Olodum.

“For production issues, Jennifer Lopez, one of the artists of the official song We Are One, will not be able to perform at the Fifa World Cup opening ceremony,” said a statement.

The 25-minute ceremony in Sao Paulo will feature 600 artists, including acrobatic gymnasts, trampolinists, martial arts-style performers and stilt walkers.