Robbie Williams set for World Cup opening ceremony

Robbie Williams set for World Cup opening ceremony

Wednesday morning, Federation Internationale de Football Association announced that it accepted the United Bid of Canada, Mexico and the United States to host the 2026 World Cup.

"Because when we grew up, Russian Federation might as well have been on a different planet", he said.

Mostly the internet wanted to know why he looked like Morrissey - yeah they went there - and, of course, many just felt confused to be tuning in to what looked to be a Robbie Williams gig.

It turns out that Robbie Williams has sparked outrage after appearing to give the finger to the camera during a performance at the World Cup opening ceremony.

The performance will take place half an hour before Russian Federation face Saudi Arabia in the tournament's opening match.

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I was like, 'Oh my god, this is so insane , what did I just see?' It wasn't like I was seeing everything, the room was dark". She added: "You get addicted 'cause you can create so much pleasure". "That's some next level, right there", joked Willow .

Former Real Madrid and Barcelona striker Ronaldo, who scored twice as Brazil beat Germany in the 2002 final and was part of the 1994 winning squad, walked out with a child wearing a Russian Federation 2018 shirt.

The performance will take place half an hour before Russian Federation face Saudi Arabia in the tournament's opening match at Moscow's Luzhniki stadium. The event kicks off at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium on Thursday, June 14, at 5:30 p.m. local time (10:30 a.m. ET).

"The margin of victory was a surprise but the USA made a good bid and they looked to work harder in the hotel lobbies, we didn't see much of Morocco", added Dutch Football Association president Michael van Praag, who voted for the north Africans. Viewers also pointed out that the audio volume on the ad-supported service was automatically louder during commercial breaks, with one suggesting on Twitter it made it hard to watch the football "on the sly at work". "I felt that in Brazil four years ago and I am now happy to share this excitement with the Russians as well". After it was announced that he would headline the Opening Ceremony, the British superstar faced some backlash from his own country.

The former Take That singer strutted onto the football pitch at Luzhniki Stadium to the sound of Let Me Entertain You, wearing a red printed suit and black shirt, before singing the song.

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