The 2018 FIFA World Cup has kicked off in the Russian Capital, Moscow.
The official opening ceremony took place at Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium with colourful and exciting displays.
Outstanding amongst these was that presented by the British Pop Star, Robbie Williams who won the hearts of the over eighty thousand fans with some of his memorable songs.
Robbie Williams, best known for his hit single “Angels” sang alongside Russian soprano Aida Garifullina shortly before Russia took on Saudi Arabia in the opening match.
There was a loud cheer from the crowd when Robbie Williams revisited his 1980 chart-topping number “feel.”
The beats got fans on their feet.
Then came his famous song “Let me entertain you” presented when the Brazilian football legend, Ronaldo walks into the stadium with the mascot amid huge cheer.
Robbie Williams performance at the FIFA World Cup opening was explosive as many qualified it as “a boyhood dream” and “an unforgettable show.”
Amidst the excitement from the fans, FIFA President, Infantino saluted the organisers for an incredible show while exhorting the players to uphold the spirit of fair play.
President Vladimir Putin on his part, called on Russians to treat the tens of thousands guests in the best possible way.
He called on the fans, football delegations and tourists to enjoy the four week stay in Russia.
The imposing 80,000-seat stadium where the ceremony took place is that which hosted the 1980 Summer Olympics.
The stadium that had been renovated will host seven matches including 4 group matches (Russia vs Saudi Arabia, Germany vs Mexico, Portugal vs Morocco, Denmark vs France), one semi-final and the summit clash.
The opening ceremony was attended by hundreds of football legends including Pele.