Robbie Williams' ugly World Cup opening ceremony show

Robbie Williams will help kick off The World Cup in Russia

Former Take That singer Williams, wearing a red and black leopard print suit, then took over proceedings with a rendition of Let Me Entertain You, before Garifullina was carried out on to the pitch on the back of a "firebird" float.

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.

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Robbie Williams kicked off the World Cup in Russian Federation by performing some of his classic hits at the opening ceremony - and putting his middle finger up at the camera.

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

However, Williams couldn't resist a naughty gesture as the TV cameras zoomed in for a close-up, showing the world his middle finger.

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After billions of dollars spent, new stadiums built and much anticipation, the 2018 World Cup got underway with a musical opening ceremony. The Guardian reported that he had said he was "happy and excited" and to perform at the opening, and that it was the "fulfillment of a boyhood dream".

Many were left surprised when Federation Internationale de Football Association announced they had lined up the former Take That member to perform at the opening ceremony.

During the opening ceremony on Thursday, U.K. pop star Robbie Williams gave the middle finger to the camera while performing on the field at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow ahead of the opening game between Russian Federation and Saudi Arabia.

"I am not saying Robbie Williams at the World Cup is the worst thing I have ever seen but it is definitely up there", one viewer wrote.

Williams, who toured Australia earlier this year, was performing at Lushniki Stadium right before Russian Federation absolutely flogged Saudi Arabia with a 5-0 win.

Williams and Garifullina then joined forces for a duet of his single Angels as the crowd at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium sang along.

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