The opening ceremony for the FIFA World Cup was held in Russia today, with displays of music and opulence in Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.

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The ceremony consisted of main events such as music from famous classical composer Pyotr Tchaikovsky, a live performance by England’s Robbie Williams and the unveiling of the World cup trophy by Russian supermodel and philanthropist Natalia Vodianova, who brought the trophy out in a Louis Vuitton travel case.

Williams was the headline of the event, performing his own “Let Me Entertain You” and “Rock DJ” but did not include “Party Like a Russian” which which pro-Kremlin media outlets suggested mocked Russian oligarchs. He was also joined in a duet by Garifullina, a soloist from the Vienna State Opera who entered the pitch on a firebird, singing Williams’ hit song “Angels.” Video can be found below.

The ceremony was followed by the first match between host Russia and Saudi Arabia.

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