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No 'Party Like A Russian' for Robbie Williams at World Cup opening

Thomas Meunier Belgium No 'Party Like A Russian' for Robbie Williams at World Cup opening
Stacy Diaz | 13 June, 2018, 09:20

The Green Falcons are taking part for the 5th time in the FIFA World Cup.

The Egyptian national team have continued their preparations in their training camp in Grozny, Russia ahead of their opening game against Uruguay on June 15 in the 2018 World Cup's Group A.

Global music icon Robbie Williams will entertain the stadium crowd and the millions watching around the world, with celebrated Russian soprano Aida Garifullina joining him during the musical extravaganza.

The underlying theme of celebrating not only football but also the host country will be represented by a performance from Garifullina.

Brazil's two-time World Cup victor Ronaldo will also feature in a ceremony billed as consisting of a new format. "And, on 15 July, we will find out for whom this precious dream will come true, back on the same stage, after a month-long festival of football in Russian Federation".

David Silva Spain

You can check out the World Cup schedule here.

The "Angels" icon will perform to a crowd of 80,000 people at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium on Thursday, shortly before the opening game between Russian Federation and Saudi Arabia.

Trump also assured that the USA would hold the tournament "in a similarly open and festive manner" as the 1996 and 2002 Olympic Games that the USA hosted, the Times reported.

Following the decision of world football body, FIFA, to overhaul its monthly ranking system to make standing more fair and logical, the Super Eagles and many other nations that have won matches against stronger nations are in position to profit in the new order. After so much hard work, suddenly the whole world is gathered in your backyard to celebrate their love for football.