World Cup 2018: Ronaldo and Robbie Williams star in opening ceremony

World Cup 2018: Ronaldo and Robbie Williams star in opening ceremony

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Russian soprano Aida Garifullina and Robbie Williams performed a duet of the British singer’s hit ‘Angels’

British singer Robbie Williams and Brazil legend Ronaldo got the 2018 World Cup in Russia under way with the opening ceremony in Moscow.

Williams performed a series of his hits, joined by Russian soprano Aida Garifullina, prior to the opening game between the hosts and Saudi Arabia.

Ronaldo dummied the opening kick, allowing a child to pass the ball to mascot Zabivaka.

Russian president Vladimir Putin then gave a speech at the Luzhniki Stadium.

“We are sincerely happy to host the World Cup in our country,” he said.

“Football is truly loved here. Russia is an open, hospitable and friendly country.”

More to follow.

Soccer News

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June 14, 2018 at 08:45AM

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