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Music will be the highlight at the opening of the 2018 World Cup Russia

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The music will be the focus of attention at the opening ceremony of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, which will be shorter than previous editions and in which former Ronaldo Luiz Nazario will be the master of ceremony.

The event, which will take place at the Luzhniki Olympic stadium, is scheduled to start half an hour before the start of the first World Cup match, which will be played by the host team and Saudi Arabia.

In it, the presentation of the British singer Robbie Williams is expected along with the Russian soprano Aida Garifullina, considered one of the best voices in the country. Both will be accompanied by numerous dancers and gymnasts in a montage that will honor Russia and its traditions.

About his participation, Robbie Williams said that in this way a dream of his childhood is fulfilled, as it is to inaugurate a World Cup before 80 thousand fans.

The production of the show will be in charge of Channel One of Russia, and Felix Mikhailov will be behind the creative concept of the opening. Mikhailov is the director of the official ceremonies of the World Cup, from the preliminary draw in 2015 until the act of class, which will be prior to the final of July 15 next.

It is also scheduled to present the official song of the tournament, "Live it Up", which will be performed by the actor Will Smith and the singers Nicky Jam and Era Istrefi, which is the work of the producer Diplo, with a load of ska, fusion of African-American music and Jamaican.

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