Robbie Williams to kick off World Cup

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BBC News—He'll play the opening ceremony in Moscow, two years after Russian media called for him to be banned.

Robbie Williams helps kick off World Cup. After billions of dollars spent, new stadiums built and much anticipation, the 2018 World Cup got underway with a musical opening ceremony. English pop star Robbie Williams, former Brazil striker Ronaldo -- scorer of 15 goals over three tournaments -- and Russia soprano Aida Garifullina were the star attractions at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium before the opening match of Russia 2018 kicked off. Thirty minutes before the Group A opener between hosts Russia and Saudi Arabia, the show began with a...