World Cup 2018 opening ceremony performers, start time and how to watch

Share
World Cup 2018 opening ceremony performers, start time and how to watch

The 2018 FIFA World Cup gets underway on June 14, as the top nations in the world of soccer touch down in Russian Federation with one common goal: Hoisting that handsome golden trophy depicting two humans together holding the globe.

Additionally, Russian soprano Aida Garifullina will perform alongside Williams while Brazilian soccer star Ronaldo - a two time World Cup champion - is also present during the opening ceremony, according to Federation Internationale de Football Association.

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

Williams said he was "happy and excited" and that the performance was the fulfilment of a boyhood dream, promising an "unforgettable show". This time, the ceremony will focus on musical acts and will take place much closer to kick-off, just half an hour before the start of the match, which is scheduled for 18:00 (local time).

David Silva Spain
World Cup 2018 opening ceremony performers, start time and how to watch

The World Cup opening ceremony will have a slightly different format compared to previous editions of the tournament. One thing will remain the same, however: the underlying theme of celebrating not only football but also the host country, this time with a touching performance by one of Russia's most acclaimed young voices, Aida Garifullina.

Brazil, favourites to win the World Cup for a record-extending sixth time in Russian Federation, are the best-supported nation outside of the hosts and the US, with 72,512 tickets sold in that country.

Both the opening match and the final will be played at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, along with several other matches through both stages of the tournament.

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.

Share

Advertisement

Related Posts

United Kingdom justice minister resigns ahead of key Brexit debate
The concession means MPs could be given power to prevent Britain leaving the European Union without a deal. But there is going to be no binary choice of the deal on the table or no deal, with Parliament bypassed.

Glass is ‘hoof’ full for Notre Dame football after Justify’s Triple Crown
On the other side of the deal was Coolmore, the breeding farm that also oversees American Pharoah's sire activities. Sixteen weeks ago, no one knew what to make of Justify - except Hall of Fame horse racing trainer Bob Baffert .

Kyrie Irving’s future with Boston Celtics up in the air
Irving could be the no-questions-asked leader of a championship-caliber team in a big market if he remains in Boston. Brown and Tatum are both future stars, and both Gordon Hayward and Horford have made All-Star teams in the past.

Roland Garros day 11 recap: will the rain save Rafael Nadal?
Schwartzman would fade after a night-long rain delay, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-2. "I missed a lot at the beginning of the match". But that was only after Nadal had allowed him just two games in a last-eight mauling in Monte Carlo.

Neymar goal caps impressive Brazil win over feisty Austria
It also holds the record of the best overall performance in World Cup , with a record of 70 victories in 104 matches played. The first scare came in the third minute following a late tackle from behind by midfielder Alessandro Schoepf.

Rose McGowan indicted by grand jury in cocaine case
McGowan's trial date has ben set for Tuesday, June 12, one day after her indictment, but her attorney has waived her appearance. She also cited reports that Weinstein hired private investigators to follow women who had made accusations against him.

Hawaii Volcano's Bubbling Lava Is Enough To Cover Manhattan
No one has been killed by this period of activity, but one man was seriously injured when a lava bomb hit him in the leg. Hawaii is still enduring the devastating effects of the erupting Kilauea Volcano on its Big Island.

Verstappen posts more fast times in Canadian GP practice
His best lap was the slowest in the field at 1:17.145, but he was there just to get the feel of an F1 vehicle and help the team test it on two types of tires.

U.S. Judge Approves AT&T's $85 Billion Merger With Time Warner
Last fall, he presented AT&T and Time Warner with two options: Sell the majority stake in either DirecTV or Turner Broadcasting. The Justice Department had repeatedly suggested the judge consider forcing AT&T to divest some of Time Warner's cable channels.

Lucky 13th Triple Crown had by Baffert's Justify
The forecast calls for a high of 80 degrees and cloudy skies. "Once he enters the building, it'll be like Elvis". Among the other recent undefeated Kentucky Derby winners were Smarty Jones, Big Brown and Nyquist.

© 2015 ExpressNewsline. All Rights reserved.