Robbie Williams to perform at World Cup opening ceremony

Thomas Meunier Belgium

"Please understand that the track list for the opening ceremony of the 2018 Fifa World Cup has been agreed between the artists, Fifa, and the local organising committee, who would like to keep this as a surprise for the public until the show".

Robbie's appearance will also see him joining forces with Russian soprano Aida Garifullina for a one-off duet.

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

Brazil's two-time World Cup victor Ronaldo will also feature in a ceremony billed as consisting of a new format.

That's why our CBS Sports prognosticators made their predictions before the start of the tournament based on a four years (and a few pre-World Cup friendlies) worth of evidence, and their brackets are presented below. "I've done a lot in my career, and opening the World Cup to 80 000 football fans in the stadium and many millions all over the world is a boyhood dream", said Williams.

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Robbie Williams to perform at World Cup opening ceremony

"I never imagined I would be part of this huge celebration, the World Cup, happening in my own country", Garifullina, a soloist from the Vienna State Opera, said.

"I don't know if that can happen, but what I hope is that the national team does its best in the World Cup and that we can come home with the trophy".

The opening ceremony will take place at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium. "Of course it is also an emotional one for the hosts".

Federation Internationale de Football Association notes that the new Elo method has been used in other sports for a number of years and is even involved in calculating the women's world rankings, with a specific version (SUM) developed especially to take into account FIFA's considerations.

However, any positive impact on the Russian economy from the World Cup is likely to be short-lived, according to credit rating agency Moody's, which analyzes the event's influence every four years.

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