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13 June 2018, 01:58 | Henrietta Morgan
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The Opening Ceremony will be produced by Russia'sChannel One and the "creative concept" will be developed by Felix Mikhailov, who has directed other World Cup events including the preliminary and main draw.
It was a rare opportunity to see the Original Trophy up close, with more than 800,000 fans in Russian Federation and worldwide making the most of this unique opportunity to come close to the ultimate prize in football, and more than 570,000 marking the occasion by having their photography taken with the Trophy.
Russian Federation will host the World Cup four years after it spent a record $50 billion to host the Winter Olympics in Sochi.
World Cup Organizers announced on June 11 that British singer Robbie Williams will perform at the World Cup opening ceremony on Thursday.
Federation Internationale de Football Association did not comment on whether the song would form part of Williams' performance, saying the set list would be kept as a "surprise".
"We see very limited economic impact at the national level given the limited duration of the World Cup and the very large size of the country's economy", Moody's analysts said in a report last May, adding that the expected boost to tourism "will likely be short-lived".
Hosts Russia get things underway in two days' time when they take on Saudi Arabia at the Luzhniki Stadium.
"A year later in 2017, he was involved in another semi-final, in the FIFA Confederations Cup between Germany and Mexico".
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"I've done a lot in my career, and opening the FIFA World Cup to 80,000 football fans in the stadium and many millions all over the world is a boyhood dream".
Double Champions League victor Mourinho earlier predicted that England would emerge from their World Cup group as winners - setting up a predicted match with Poland in the last 16.
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