Argentina’s Pitana to ref World Cup opener

Postado Junho 13, 2018

At the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™, he oversaw four fixtures including France-Germany in the quarterfinals.

"I'm so happy and excited to be going back to Russian Federation for such a unique performance", Williams said.

With the opening game of the World Cup, just a couple of days away, the intensity for the tournament is beginning to build around the world, as fans gear up for a month of football extravaganza.

Organisers FIFA said the opening ceremony will have a "slightly different format" to previous years and focus on musical acts.

Diego Godin is the captain of Uruguay
Diego Godin is the captain of Uruguay

Additionally, Russian soprano Aida Garifullina will perform alongside Williams while Brazilian soccer star Ronaldo - a two time World Cup champion - is also present during the opening ceremony, according to Federation Internationale de Football Association. The Brazilian superstar, who is a double World Cup champion, represented his nation at four tournaments and was crowned the top scorer in 2002. "And, on 15 July, we will find out for whom this precious dream will come true, back on the same stage, after a month-long festival of football in Russian Federation".

A south American team has never won the World Cup in Europe, while Germany are aiming to be the first team since Brazil in 1962 to retain the trophy.

Trump also assured that the United States would hold the tournament "in a similarly open and festive manner" as the 1996 and 2002 Olympic Games that the U.S. hosted, the Times reported. After so much hard work, suddenly the whole world is gathered in your backyard to celebrate their love for football.

"Robbie Williams and Aida Garifullina are extremely popular artists, and they will undoubtedly entertain and warm up the crowd before the hosts take to the pitch to play Saudi Arabia on June 14".