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Robbie Williams shows middle finger on TV during World Cup opening ceremony

Robbie Williams will help kick off The World Cup in Russia Robbie here doing what no England player will be doing this summer by actually lifting a trophy
Cary Erickson | 15 June, 2018, 01:17

Thirty minutes before the Group A opener between hosts Russia and Saudi Arabia, the show began with a performance of work by celebrated Russian composer Pyotr Tchaikovsky.

Williams has been quite active on the football front lately as he was seen gracing the hallowed grounds of Old Trafford for the Soccer Aid for Unicef Match on the weekend.

In addition to the ceremony taking place at the Luzhniki Stadium, there will be another concert occurring at the Red Square in Moscow where stars such as Placido Dominguez and Juan Diego Flores will perform. But with Kraft as an honorary chairman in the bid, and Foxborough's history with the World Cup, ESPN writes "the opportunity to serve the Boston area, one of the locales used at the 1994 World Cup, will be one that Federation Internationale de Football Association won't want to pass up". Robbie's performance went off without a hitch, while Wizkid sat on his sheepskin sofa awaiting the opening fixture of his home nation, the Nigeria Super Eagles.

British pop legend Robbie Williams has caused controversy after giving the middle finger to a camera while performing at the World Cup opening ceremony in Russian Federation, an event viewed by perhaps as many as one billion people round the world.

The former French global, who was part of the team that claimed World Cup glory on home soil in 1998, also said he hopes this year's hosts can at least reach the knockout stages.

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If you want to watch the ceremony and game on your computer or phone without a TV, you'll need access to a live stream of Fox Sports, which has the exclusive English-speaking broadcasting rights in the United States. "Of course it is also an emotional one for the hosts".

First of all, Williams opened up with a rousing rendition of "Let Me Entertain You", a song which was originally released a year before the 1998 World Cup.

It turns out that Robbie Williams has sparked outrage after appearing to give the finger to the camera during a performance at the World Cup opening ceremony. "I felt that in Brazil four years ago and I am now happy to share this excitement with the Russians as well".

Now all that's left is for the quality of play at the World Cup to raise the bar again, which will be no small order in itself.