Robbie Williams flips off the camera at the opening ceremony

Annette Crawford
June 14, 2018

British pop star Robbie Williams will perform at the FIFAWorld Cup 2018 opening ceremony in Moscow on Thursday, the world football governing body FIFA and the singer's representatives said.

Edson Arantes do Nascimento, the football legend - who won the Jules Rimet Cup, used as the World Cup trophy from 1930-1970, three times - is one of the main guests invited at the opening ceremony in Luzhniki Stadium.

The event, kicking off June 14, will take place in various cities across Russian Federation, from Moscow to St. Petersburg to Sochi. It is set to air at 9 a.m. CT and 10 a.m. ET.

Former Brazil striker Ronaldo - known as "O Fenomeno" - will also be taking part in the opening ceremony, Federation Internationale de Football Association said. The co-director of the opening ceremony will be my friend Ilya Averbukh, who has added new colour to the spectacle on the pitch.

The 2018 World Cup is getting ready to kick off in Russian Federation, and broadcasters and streaming services are preparing enhanced coverage for the event.

The opening ceremony will take place at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium.

World Cup opening ceremony Official fan zone
Vitaly Nevar TASSWorld Cup opening ceremony The 2018 FIFA World Cup Fan Zone is now open

"So we hope that they will show us that they can qualify for the second round". Sling TV will also have two team channels with commentary for each team in English, including a player isolation camera, a team bench camera and real-time team versus team match stats.

Former Brazil striker Ronaldo will also feature at the event. You can sign up for a free 7-day trial, and you can then watch the show live on your computer via the Sling TV website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the Sling TV app.

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WORLD CUP 2018 PERFORMERS: Diplo and Will Smith are reported to be performing.

Williams performed a few songs to kick off the tournament.

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