Robbie Williams' ugly World Cup opening ceremony show

Heather Diaz
June 15, 2018

"The 2018 FIFA World Cup opening ceremony was a newsworthy event produced by a third party and carried live on FOX", they said.

Thousands of revellers packed inside the sold-out stadium to witness the dazzling opening ceremony, which was watched by an estimated one billion people worldwide.

Russian Federation and Saudi Arabia fans are out in full force ahead of the 2018 World Cup opener.

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The curtain for the illustrious and long-awaited Russia World Cup 2018 will be raised in an mesmerizing and eye catching opening ceremony at Luzhniki stadium, Russia.

Subsequently, Ronaldo brought the official ball onto the pitch to symbolise the hand-over, as the last World Cup took place in his native country of Brazil.

Before the opening game between hosts Russian Federation and Saudi Arabia, the 80,000 fans in attendance at Luzhniki Stadium were treated to a lively music and dance performance by United Kingdom pop star Robbie Williams.

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The 2018 World Cup kicked off in Moscow today, and before the opening match between host-nation Russian Federation and Saudi Arabia the world was treated to an opening ceremony featuring musician Robbie Williams, Brazilian soccer legend Ronaldo, and lots of people juggling and/or dressed as soccer balls.

Alongside with Aida, Robbie while singing 'Angles, ' completely stole tonight's opening ceremony of World Cup 2018. Together with the Original Trophy we have traveled all around Russian Federation - from Kaliningrad to Vladivostok - and everywhere we saw the highest level of readiness for the upcoming FIFA World Cup.

Before taking to the pitch for the opening ceremony, which the singer described as a "pinch me moment", Williams admitted that he was not feeling too hopeful about England's efforts in the tournament.

Robbie Williams is the main attraction (Picture: WireImage)Who is performing?

Following the opening ceremony, the national anthem of Saudi Arabia was sang on the field, followed by the national anthem of Russian Federation.

Getty Images Dancers perform at the Luzhniki Stadium.

The show ended with Williams and Garifullina joining forces for a duet of his single Angels as the crowd sang along.

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