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He was singing and dancing in front of the crowd of 80,000 at Luzhniki Stadium (and millions watching him live on television worldwide) when Williams suddenly stared directly into one of the ground cameras and flipped his finger! Given that the matches are being held in Russian Federation, the difference time zones will have to be taken into account while watching the matches.

Former Brazil striker Ronaldo will also feature at the event.

# Williams and Garifullina performed a duet of Williams hit single "Angels".

Africa's last colonial power could not even secure the votes of the continent for the right to host the world's most-watched sporting event in 2026.

Williams said: "I'm so happy and excited to be going back to Russian Federation for such a unique performance". "Football is truly loved here and it is called love at first sight, since our first official match here in 1897", Putin said.

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A total of 32 national teams will go against each other between June 14 and July 15 to clinch the FIFA World Cup trophy.

But there's a twist: nobody has confirmed that Live It Up will actually be performed at the opening ceremony in Moscow and it's starting to look like it could headline the closing ceremony instead.

He decided not to perform "Party Like a Russian", the song which lampoons oligarchs.

The opening ceremony started at 3.30pm BST, just half-an-hour before the first match got underway at 4pm BST. Around 500 dancers, gymnasts and trampolinists will also be performing in an opening extravaganza that will pay homage to all things Russian.

French footballing great Marcel Desailly has said any doubts over Russian Federation being "a football country" have been dispelled by the nation's fever-pitch enthusiasm as it prepares to host the World Cup this summer. But with Kraft as an honorary chairman in the bid, and Foxborough's history with the World Cup, ESPN writes "the opportunity to serve the Boston area, one of the locales used at the 1994 World Cup, will be one that Federation Internationale de Football Association won't want to pass up".

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