As Williams and Garifullina continued to warble through the former's back catalogue, we were also treated to an array of gymnastic tumbling and people twirling about in shiny costumes.
After weeks anxiously waiting for the tournament to kick-off in Russian Federation, football fans have got their wish, with Robbie Williams and Vladimir Putin leading the way at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. A total of 32 national teams will go against each other between June 14 and July 15 to clinch the FIFA World Cup trophy.
Nigera begin their conquest of Group D on Saturday against the 20th ranked Croatia.
In the past, Kraft has said the World Cup exemplifies the greatness of athletic competition, specifically the way it brings together all nationalities and backgrounds.
The 30-year-old Russian soprano, who rose to fame after she won the 2013 Operalia competition, performed with Robbie on his hit song Angeles. "I've done a lot in my career, and opening the FIFA World Cup to 80,000 football fans in the stadium and many millions all over the world is a boyhood dream", says Robbie Williams.
The showpiece event will begin with hosts Russian Federation crossing swords with Saudi Arabia in the Group A in the opening match.
Robbie Williams marred what had been a vintage performance of his greatest hits during the World Cup's opening ceremony by signing off with an obscene hand gesture. After it was announced that he would headline the Opening Ceremony, the British superstar faced some backlash from his own country.
- 'Wonder Woman 1984' Is Filming As First Image Reveals Chris Pine's Return
- Iran to North Korea: Don’t Trust ‘Deal-Breaker-in-Chief’ Trump
- Bauer's Rebel Wilson cut from $4.5m to $600000
- Meghan Markle's wedding dress 'last moment' to reflect her 'human side'
- Russia: Vladimir Putin invites North Korea leader Kim Jong-un for visit
- How Prince Harry Helped Meghan Through Her First Ever Balcony Appearance
- Michael Cohen's Lawyers Expected To Stop Representing Him In FBI Probe
- Tottenham confirm first game at new stadium vs Liverpool in September
- Honest, direct and productive meet with North Korean leader, says US President
- Is anything out of reach after historic summit with North Korea?