Published: Thu, June 14, 2018
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Robbie Williams to perform at star-studded opening ceremony

Robbie Williams to perform at star-studded opening ceremony

This will allow more viewers to see it [the opening ceremony].

Williams said: "I'm so happy and excited to be going back to Russian Federation for such a unique performance".

"We are proud to be able to bring unforgettable emotions to hundreds of thousands football fans and make them feel part of the 2018 FIFA World Cup which is about to start in a few days".

The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) said this year's opening ceremony will have a "slightly different format", focusing on "musical acts and will take place much closer to kick-off".

Speaking to RT, former Chelsea and AC Milan defender Desailly said the enthusiasm in Russian Federation as it prepares it to host its first-ever World Cup is evidence that the nation is well and truly in love with the handsome game.

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"No one knows what will happen in the four weeks of the tournament, but everyone is sure that it will be memorable, "Ronaldo said. And, on 15 July, we will find out for whom this precious dream will come true, back on the same stage, after a month-long festival of football in Russian Federation". "Through these partnerships, as well as groundbreaking innovations and the use of new technology, we are completely transforming the World Cup fan experience from simple viewing to a total multiplatform immersion, in order to satisfy even the most die-hard soccer cravings".

The 2018 FIFA World Cup is being hosted in Russian Federation and begins on Thursday, June 14.

Williams had attracted accusations of "selling out" by some human rights campaigners by agreeing to appear alongside Putin at the opening ceremony. The opening ceremony is held in Luzhniki Stadium, which will also host the final, according to Telegraph.

"Football is truly loved here".

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