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

Ronaldo won the golden boot in 2002

Ronaldo won the golden boot in 2002

Russian harpist Alexander Boldachev then took centre-stage, and a large "fire bird" entered the pitch carrying operatic performer Aida Garifullina.

The two-time World Cup champion shaped to take the opening kick of the tournament but pulled out, inviting the child to pass it to the official World Cup mascot, a wolf named Zabivaka.

The 2018 FIFA World Cup opening ceremony will have a slightly different format to previous editions of the tournament.

Robbie Williams has kicked off the World Cup in Russian Federation with a huge performance at the opening ceremony.

Tomorrow Morocco's kick-off game against Iran will take place in the St. Petersburg Stadium at 3:00 p.m.

With a great atmosphere and some really great acrobatic show, the energy of the crowd in the opening ceremony of World Cup 2018 was electrifying.

Wizkid has reacted to a rumor putting at the scene of the World Cup Opening Ceremony. 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.

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The Independent reported that Russian Federation changed its laws on profanity in artistic performances back in 2014, mandating that offenders using profane language during a program could cop a $1,800 fine.

"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", Williams said on his official website.

Seemingly hitting back at his critics, Robbie had changed the lyrics to his song Rock DJ to "I did this for free".

The Guardian also noted other damning remarks by Labour MP Stephen Doughty, over the singer's intended World Cup performance.

A crowd of an estimated 80,000 spectators from around the world gathered to witness the first match between host Russian Federation and Saudi Arabia.

The better question is who was that middle finger intended for?

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