Robbie Williams to perform at World Cup opening ceremony

Meunier Kimmich and Godin are all crucial to their teams

Meunier Kimmich and Godin are all crucial to their teams

The 2018 FIFA World Cup gets underway on June 14, as the top nations in the world of soccer touch down in Russian Federation with one common goal: Hoisting that attractive golden trophy depicting two humans together holding the globe.

British pop star Robbie Williams might seem like the unlikeliest person to kick off the World Cup but, along with Russian soprano Aida Garifullina, the two artists will perform at the opening ceremony before the tournament gets underway on Thursday.

Ronaldo was part of the triumphant Brazil squad at the 1994 World Cup, albeit he did not feature, and then claimed the Golden Boot with eight goals as he led his nation to the trophy eight years later.

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

Diego Godin is the captain of Uruguay
Diego Godin is the captain of Uruguay

Federation Internationale de Football Association says it approved a new formula which rewards teams for playing more games, and it takes effect in the post-World Cup ranking on July 19.

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.

According to the United Bid, Trump wrote in a May 2 letter that "all eligible athletes, officials and fans from all countries around the world would be able to enter the United States without discrimination" should North America host the 2026 FIFA World Cup.

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. "Of course it is also an emotional one for the hosts. I felt that in Brazil four years ago and I am now happy to share this excitement with the Russians as well".

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