Argentina's Pitana to ref World Cup opener

Argentina's Pitana to ref World Cup opener

Argentina's Pitana to ref World Cup opener

After the segment aired, the young player walked out on to the field and grabbed hands with headline performer Robbie Williams, who then confidently walked to the middle of the field.

The pop veteran kicked the opening ceremony off with a blast of "Let Me Entertain You" - before going into a medley of his hits, including an "Angels" duet with Russian opera star Aida Garifullina, RT reported.

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# Ronaldo (the original one) walked out onto the pitch accompanied with World Cup 2018 mascot.

Prior to the opening match between Saudi Arabia and Russian Federation, the 44-year-old pop star wowed the 80,000-strong crowd at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium with a rousing rendition of his 1998 smash hit "Let Me Entertain You", bedecked in a red leopard-print suit.

Tomorrow Morocco's kick-off game against Iran will take place in the St. Petersburg Stadium at 3:00 p.m.

# Williams managed to "flip the bird" on camera during one of his song.

English pop star Robbie Williams, former Brazil striker Ronaldo - scorer of 15 goals over three tournaments - and Russian Federation soprano Aida Garifullina were the star attractions at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium before the opening match of Russian Federation 2018 kicked off.

"We are sincerely happy to host the World Cup in our country", he said.

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"The 2018 FIFA World Cup opening ceremony was a newsworthy event produced by a third party and carried live on Fox", the statement said.

"Angles", the single for which Robbie William is known for then started with the crowd going insane.

However, the stadium got more excited when they came to see their native Soprano Singer Aida Gurifullina singing in the air while riding an artificial dragon.

The showpiece event will begin with hosts Russian Federation crossing swords with Saudi Arabia in the Group A in the opening match.

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