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All about FIFA WC 2018 opening ceremony

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Source: Baltana

Its here! The biggest football extravaganza is hours away from commencement. The opening ceremony of this grand tournament will take place later in the day and we can’t wait to witness some of the most enthralling moments in football. Winning the FIFA WC is regarded as the highest achievement in football. Germany, who are the reigning champions, would look to defend their title. Such a prestigious tournament deserves a majestic opening ceremony. Here’s everything you need to know about the FIFA WC 2018 opening ceremony.

Opening Ceremony Date, Time, and Venue

The curtains will be raised at 03:30 PM BST on June 14, 2018, 30 minutes before the start of the opening game between Russia and Saudi Arabia. The event will take place at Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium which will also host the final game of the tournament.

What will the Opening Ceremony involve?

According to Fifa, the 2018 FIFA World Cup opening ceremony will have a slightly different format compared to previous editions of the tournament, with a particular focus on musical acts.The center of attraction at the opening ceremony will be the 90’s pop icon Robin Williams. The event will focus on a series of musical acts, with Robin Williams headlining.

Opera singer Placido Domingo – who famously soundtracked Italia ’90 as one of the Three Tenors alongside Luciano Pavarotti and José Carreras – will also be performing. Peruvian tenor Juan Diego Florez will join him.

“It is interesting that football events are usually opened by opera stars, because classical music is a universal code understood by residents of every country,” said the tournament organisers.

Pianist Denis Matsuev, global opera stars Anna Netrebko, Yusif Eivazov, Ildar Abdrazakov, and Albina Shagimuratova are among the Russian stars on show.

We do know that the official World Cup song is called Live It Up and features Will Smith, Nicky Jam and Kosovar Albanian singer Era Istrefi.

The official song is customarily performed ahead of the tournament’s opening match.

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