Published: Thu, June 14, 2018
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

Robbie Williams Flips Off Camera During 2018 World Cup Ceremony

Robbie Williams Flips Off Camera During 2018 World Cup Ceremony

Williams, 44, was performing his song "Rock DJ" at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow when he made the vulgar gesture, which was broadcasted and witnessed by millions watching the event.

The Saudi took the comment in stride, saying: 'No matter the outcome of today's match, we will still be satisfied because we achieve success in different spheres due to our joint work'.

These ceremonies are opportunities for the host country to show off their culture and traditions in the form of dancers and performers, and also feature big-name headline acts.

World Cup victor Desailly opened the official FIFA Fan Fest zone in Moscow on Sunday ahead of the big kick-off when Russian Federation take on Saudi Arabia in the capital on Thursday.

It remains to be known if rapper and actor - Will Smith, Nicky Jam and Era Istrefi who composed the 2018 Federation Internationale de Football Association world cup theme song "Live It Up" will be performing at the opening ceremony but it has been revealed that there will be displays by roughly 500 dancers and gymnasts. Oddly enough, Robbie released "Party Like A Russian" in 2016, a song that actually drags Russian oligarchs who funnel massive amounts of money overseas at the expense of the Russian people.

The South African world cup opening ceremony had a calabash, a mug used at traditional gatherings, while the Russian World Cup had a brightly coloured yellow and red bird.

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A five-second video of rescuers working to free the teenager quickly went viral after being posted on Facebook the following day. No word on whether the truck owner billed her out for the unexpected mods. "It did fit, but it didn't want to come back out".

But there's just one thing standing between us and the football: the opening ceremony.

What will happen during the Opening Ceremony?

I'm sure that would have gone over splendidly with Russian president Vladimir Putin, who may or may not be a secret billionaire. And, this being the World Cup, two-time Brazillian champion Ronaldo will take to the stage, to represent all players participating in the month-long festival of football in Russian Federation.

"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.

Just kidding. Zabivaka is the mascot for the 2018 World Cup.

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