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Robbie Williams won't Party Like A Russian at World Cup

Robbie Williams won't Party Like A Russian at World Cup

For an entire month every four years, the FIFA World Cup dominates the sporting spotlight. This is the first time the World Cup is being held in Eastern Europe.

Getty Thomas Mueller of Germany plays with the ball during the Germany training session ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup at CSKA Sports Base Vatatinki on June 14, 2018 in Moscow, Russia.

"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.

"So this is who Federation Internationale de Football Association chose to open the games?"

While the opening fixture of Russian Federation v Saudi Arabia isn't exactly the high-profile affair of past World Cups - we were treated to Brazil v Croatia in 2014 - barely anyone could contain their excitement.

Robbie Williams had a very clear message for his critics after singing in Thursday's opening ceremony of the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation.

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Robbie Williams marred what had been a vintage performance of his greatest hits during the World Cup's opening ceremony by signing off with an obscene hand gesture.

"I think this would be acceptable to Fifa because the World Cup is about taking football to the people", the Confederation of African Football Executive Committee member told BBC Sport.

"I'm so happy and excited to be going back to Russian Federation for such a unique performance", says Williams, who's probably best-known for his songs around the turn of the millennium such as Angels and Rock DJ.

Former Take That singer Robbie Williams was the highlight of the show after he was announced on short notice as a headline act, and he didn't fail to live up to his expectations as a star entertainer of his generation.

The next 32 days are going to be one hell of a ride.

"The United Bid's successful effort in bringing the 2026 World Cup to North America is a monumental breakthrough for soccer in the United States, Canada and Mexico", Sporting Kansas City owner Cliff Illig said in a news release.


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