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Robbie Williams, Ronaldo to perform at FIFA World Cup opening

Last updated on: June 11, 2018 17:35 IST

Singer Robbie Williams

IMAGE: Singer Robbie Williams. Photograph: Lynne Cameron/Getty Images

British pop star Robbie Williams is set to perform at the FIFA World Cup opening ceremony to be held in Moscow on Tuesday, football’s world body FIFA stated on Monday.

The 'Angels' singer, will perform alongside Russian soprano Aida Garifullina at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium.

The 44-year-old said in a statement on Monday that performing at the World Cup was "a boyhood dream" and it would be "an unforgettable show".

 

Former Brazil striker Ronaldo will also be part of the opening ceremony, FIFA said.

The 2018 FIFA World Cup opening ceremony will have a slightly different format compared to previous editions of the tournament.

According to FIFA, 'the ceremony will focus on musical acts and will take place just half an hour before kick-off’.

Hosts Russia and Saudi Arabia, the two lowest ranked teams at the 2018 World Cup, will kick-off proceedings.

The match starts 20:30, IST on Thursday.

 

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