Former Brazil striker Ronaldo - known as "O Fenomeno" - will also be taking part in the opening ceremony, Federation Internationale de Football Association said. Make sure to select the "Fubo Premier" bundle that includes all four of the World Cup soccer TV channels in most markets. The opening ceremony is held in Luzhniki Stadium, which will also host the final, according to Telegraph. The co-director of the opening ceremony will be my friend Ilya Averbukh, who has added new colour to the spectacle on the pitch. The Trophy Tour has been a great platform to get the entire world and the host country excited for the 2018 FIFA World Cup that kicks off in less than one week.
French footballing great Marcel Desailly has said any doubts over Russian Federation being "a football country" have been dispelled by the nation's fever-pitch enthusiasm as it prepares to host the World Cup this summer.
"So we hope that they will show us that they can qualify for the second round".
The World Cup kicks off in Moscow on Thursday, with United Kingdom pop star Robbie Williams and Russian opera singer Aida Garifullina set to perform at the opening ceremony held before the first match between hosts Russia and Saudi Arabia.
The former French global, who was part of the team that claimed World Cup glory on home soil in 1998, also said he hopes this year's hosts can at least reach the knockout stages.
Over the past ten months, FIFA Legends, 2018 FIFA World Cup ambassadors and prominent figures around the world have provided valuable support with the organisation of the tour.
Williams told fans on Twitter at the time that the song "is definitely not about (Russian President Vladimir) Putin". In addition, Telegraph has reported that 500 dancers, gymnasts and trampolinists will be involved, as will Russian soprano Aida Garifullina.