British singer Robbie Williams and Brazil legend Ronaldo got the 2018 World Cup in Russia under way with the opening ceremony in Moscow. Williams performed a series of his hits, joined by Russian soprano Aida Garifullina, prior to the opening game between the hosts and Saudi Arabia. Ronaldo dummied the opening kick, allowing a child to pass the ball to mascot Zabivaka. Russian president Vladimir Putin then gave a speech at the Luzhniki Stadium. "We are sincerely happy to host the World Cup in our country," he said.
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