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Russia’s Putin, FIFA’s Infantino Open 2018 World Cup

15 June, 2018, 05:46 | Author: Lamar Ellis
  • The operatic soprano also said she gained 20,000 Instagram followers after the performance

We're not sure for how long, but it seems that Robbie Williams is once again in the internet zeitgeist for all the wrong reasons.

FIFA World Cup™ Trophy Tour by Coca-Cola finished in Moscow after a Tour across Russia and the globe just a few days before the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ kicks off at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium. "Of course it is also an emotional one for the hosts".

Robbie Williams set the stage on fire with his favorite singles of all time and then started the curtain-raiser match of the evening as the host Russian Federation took on the Middle-East king Saudi Arabia.

"As of today, for one month football will conquer Russian Federation and from Russian Federation football will conquer the whole world - enjoy the biggest celebration on earth", he said.

"Coca-Cola and FIFA provided more than 800,000 people in Russian Federation and 50 other countries around the globe with the unique opportunity to have their photo taken with the FIFA World Cup Original Trophy".

"Party Like A Russian was a big hit for me, it was like my biggest hit here in Russia, so I'm really pleased", Williams said.

The opening ceremony of the FIFA World Cup today featured a welcome speech by Russian President Vladimir Putin, lots of dancing, and United Kingdom pop star Robbie Williams flipping the bird. England will have representation in the opening ceremony in the form their 90s pop icon.

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Williams said his stint at the opening ceremony of the World Cup was an honour. The pair sang the pop star's worldwide hit "Angels".

Opera singer Placido Domingo, popularly known as "the King of Opera" also performed at the grand event.

Before anyone trolls Williams, it needs to be appreciated that he's apparently still enough of a thing to be featured at the World Cup opener.

The Brazil legend wound up for a penalty against the 2018 World Cup mascot, the wolf Zabivaka, only to sell the dummy and give his new canine friend a hearty high-five.

Robbie Williams has kicked off the World Cup in Russian Federation with a huge performance at the opening ceremony.

Getty Images Dancers perform at the Luzhniki Stadium.

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