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British pop star Robbie Williams will perform at the FIFAWorld Cup 2018 opening ceremony in Moscow on Thursday, the world football governing body FIFA and the singer's representatives said.

"Robbie Williams and Aida Garifullina are extremely popular artists, and they will undoubtedly entertain and warm up the crowd before the hosts take to the pitch to play Saudi Arabia on June 14".

Sony Pictures Networks has added two more language feeds for the broadcast of upcoming FIFA World Cup 2018. With the tournament under three days away, Russian Federation will kick off the festivities against Saudi Arabia in the opener.

"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".

All the 23-man squads of the nations participating at the World Cup have been announced and the tournament is ready to get underway.

The underlying theme of celebrating not only football but also the host country will be represented by a performance from Garifullina.

The #MeriDoosriCountry campaign film has been inspired by countless Indian fans who exhibit their undying passion by adopting their favourite football team once every four years during the World Cup.

The 21st edition of the FIFA World Cup will see 32 nations go head to head across 11 cities in Russian Federation.

"At the same time, the action will extend beyond the stadium, encompassing the city and the area around the Luzhniki Stadium".

Brazil's 2014 World Cup at home ended in devastating fashion as they were routed 7-1 by Germany in the semi-finals.

The event, kicking off June 14, will take place in various cities across Russian Federation, from Moscow to St. Petersburg to Sochi.

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