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

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

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

Colombia (65,234), Mexico (60,302), Argentina (54,031) and Peru (43,583) have all outsold England, traditionally one of the best-backed teams at a major tournament, who have so far seen just over 32,000 tickets bought in that country.

Robbie Williams has announced that he'll perform at the opening ceremony of the FIFA World Cup.

The event, kicking off June 14, will take place in various cities across Russian Federation, from Moscow to St. Petersburg to Sochi.

Williams said he was "happy and excited" and that the performance was the fulfilment of a boyhood dream, promising an "unforgettable show".

The Opening Ceremony will be produced by Russia's Channel One and the "creative concept" will be developed by Felix Mikhailov, who has directed other World Cup events including the preliminary and main draw.

The "Angels" icon will perform to a crowd of 80,000 people at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium on Thursday, shortly before the opening game between Russian Federation and Saudi Arabia.

Diego Godin is the captain of Uruguay
Diego Godin is the captain of Uruguay

Read on for a look at what to know ahead of the opening ceremony.

Robbie Williams will perform at the World Cup opening ceremony in Moscow, two years after his controversial song about Russian Federation sparked anger in the country.

Federation Internationale de Football Association did not comment on whether the song would form part of Williams' performance, saying the set list would be kept as a "surprise".

Federation Internationale de Football Association says it approved a new formula which rewards teams for playing more games, and it takes effect in the post-World Cup ranking on July 19.

The Saudi team, led by Argentinian coach Solary, succeeded in crossing the first round in World Cup in USA after topping its group scoring six points from two wins over Morocco 2-1 and Belgium 1-0.

Madeline Farber is a Reporter for Fox News.