Robbie Williams has ruined the World Cup before it’s even started': Opening ceremony not to everyone's taste but some fans hail 'brilliant' show as Brit kicks off Russia 2018 in Moscow
Robbie Williams divided opinion as he headlined Thursday's opening ceremony ahead of the World Cup in Russia.
Fans at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium and millions watching around the globe witnessed Robbie Williams perform three tracks, including his 1998 single 'Let Me Entertain You' and 2002 hit 'Feel'.
Williams, who was briefly joined on the pitch by Ronaldo and Miss Russia 2003 Victoria Lopyreva, also belted out 'Angels' as a duet with operatic performer Aida Garifullina.
Robbie Williams headlined the World Cup opening ceremony at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium
British pop sensation Williams wore a loud red suit while back up dancers also dressed in red
The 44-year-old's performance was full of energy but it divided opinion among viewers