About 800 people involved in Opening ceremony- director

Ronaldo has won the World Cup twice with Brazil

Ronaldo has won the World Cup twice with Brazil

"I've done a lot in my career, and opening the FIFA World Cup to 80,000 football fans in the stadium and many millions all over the world is a boyhood dream". Make sure to select the "Fubo Premier" bundle that includes all four of the World Cup soccer TV channels in most markets.

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Williams said: "I'm so happy and excited to be going back to Russian Federation for such a unique performance".

The 2018 FIFA World Cup opening ceremony will have a slightly different format compared to previous editions of the tournament. "We'd like to invite football and music fans to party with us in Russian Federation, in the stadium, or to tune in their TVs a little earlier for an unforgettable show". Instead of holding the ceremony an hour before the opening game of the tournament, it will be held just before the start of the game, so we set the stage for the match.

Speaking to RT, former Chelsea and AC Milan defender Desailly said the enthusiasm in Russian Federation as it prepares it to host its first-ever World Cup is evidence that the nation is well and truly in love with the lovely game. "Of course it is also an emotional one for the hosts".

"We hope that football lovers coming to Russia from all over the world will appreciate it as well", said the General Manager of 2018 FIFA World Cup™ Project of the Coca-Cola System in Russia Mickael Vinet.

"Football is truly loved here".

Williams had attracted accusations of "selling out" by some human rights campaigners by agreeing to appear alongside Putin at the opening ceremony.

The British singer has faced severe criticism for performing in Russian Federation at the openeing ceremony of the World Cup at the behest of Putin.

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