Brazil Legend Ronaldo To Participate In Opening Ceremony

2018 FIFA World Cup opening ceremony: All you need to know

Where is it taking place, how many teams are playing and how does the tournament work?

Putin then addressed the crowd at the Luzhniki Stadium and the millions watching around the world, saying: "We are sincerely happy to host the World Cup in our country".

The event, kicking off June 14, will take place in various cities across Russian Federation, from Moscow to St. Petersburg to Sochi. The co-director of the opening ceremony will be my friend Ilya Averbukh, who has added new colour to the spectacle on the pitch. The opening ceremony is held in Luzhniki Stadium, which will also host the final, according to Telegraph.

"Coca-Cola and FIFA provided more than 800,000 people in Russian Federation and 50 other countries around the globe with the unique opportunity to have their photo taken with the FIFA World Cup Original Trophy".

With less than four days to go for the 2018 FIFA World Cup to kick off, fans are excited, not just for the football though, as the traditionally glitzy opening ceremony is also generating a lot of buzz.

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

No details were given about the role Ronaldo will play in the ceremony, whose creative director is local producer Felix Mikhailov.

Fox Sports, the official World Cup broadcast partner in the US, is planning its own digital efforts highlighted by World Cup Hub, which features live streams and full replays of all 64 matches along with bonus feeds, commentary, rosters, stats, highlights and the customizable Highlight Machine.

FIFA president Gianni Infantino also spoke briefly, claiming: "For one month, football will conquer Russian Federation and from Russian Federation, football will conquer the world".

Sergey Knyazev, a member of the National Association of Event Organisers, reportedly told pro-Kremlin news channel Life News at the time: "This will upset those who previously wanted him to perform, who brought him to Moscow, or wanted him to perform at their events overseas".

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