Superfan spreading soccer spirit ahead of 2018 FIFA World Cup

Rex Christensen
June 13, 2018

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The Ceremony will focus on musical acts and take place just 30 minutes before kick-off scheduled for 6pm local time.

Read on for a look at what to know ahead of the opening ceremony. Both the opening match and the final will be played at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, along with several other matches through both stages of the tournament.

Take a look below at all of the venues that will host World Cup matches across Russian Federation over the next month.

Smith will be performing the World Cup's anthem alongside Kosovan singer Era Istrefi and Nicky Jam.

Federation Internationale de Football Association did not comment on whether the song would form part of Williams' performance, saying the set list would be kept as a "surprise".

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Following the opening game against Uruguay, Egypt will face the hosts Russian Federation on June 14 before lining up against Saudi Arabia in the ultimate group stage match on June 25.

Williams said he was "happy and excited" about the "unique performance" in front of 80,000 fans and many millions all over the world and that it was a boyhood dream.

Additionally, Russian soprano Aida Garifullina will perform alongside Williams while Brazilian soccer star Ronaldo - a two time World Cup champion - is also present during the opening ceremony, according to Federation Internationale de Football Association.

Fox Sports has the exclusive broadcasting rights to this year's World Cup, meaning you can catch the matches on Fox, Fox Sports 1, FoxSports.com and via the Fox Sports GO app. However, the spending tally provided by Russia's World Cup organizers falls short of the amount spent by Brazil to host the 2014 World Cup.

Madeline Farber is a Reporter for Fox News.

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