Robbie Williams to perform at star-studded opening ceremony

Rex Christensen
June 14, 2018

Organisers FIFA said the opening ceremony will have a "slightly different format" to previous years and focus on musical acts.

It is across the river from Luzhniki Stadium, which will host seven games at the World Cup, including the opening game on June 14 and final on July 15.

Iker Casillas and Russian supermodel and philanthropist Natalia Vodianova brought the World Cup trophy onto the pitch in a Louis Vuitton travel case.

The opening ceremony was followed by the first match between hosts Russian Federation and Saudi Arabia.

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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 lovely game. If you don't have cable you can stream it via Hulu with Live TV, or fuboTV. Note that Telemumdo isn't included in any of the channel packages, while NBC Universo is only included as an add-on via "Best of Spanish TV".

If you can't watch the program live, you can get 50 hours of cloud DVR storage as an additional add-on.

Well, it seems that Robbie Williams was feeling in a risqué mood during the opening ceremony of the 2018 World Cup, as it looks as though he made a decision to flip the bird at the whole planet. Fubo launched a revamped homepage ahead of the tournament and is making Fox Sports World Cup bonus feeds available to viewers within the fubo platform, and making all World Cup programming on Fox available in 60FPS.

As of now there are now there are no plans to punish Williams for his performance, with Putin going on record as saying Williams' middle finger just about salvaged the Englishman's set. Singers Placido Domingo and Juan Diego Florez are participating, as are pianist Denis Matsuev and opera stars Anna Netrebko, Yusif Eivazov, Ildar Abdrazakov, and Albina Shagimuratova.

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