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Robbie Williams set for World Cup opening ceremony

Robbie Williams set for World Cup opening ceremony”

Tournament matches will take place at 11 venues across the country, taking teams as far east as Ekaterinburg and as far south as Sochi.

Federation Internationale de Football Association notes that the new Elo method has been used in other sports for a number of years and is even involved in calculating the women's world rankings, with a specific version (SUM) developed especially to take into account FIFA's considerations.

The event, kicking off June 14, will take place in various cities across Russian Federation, from Moscow to St. Petersburg to Sochi.

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

Read on for a look at what to know ahead of the opening ceremony.

At the end of its technical meeting ahead of the World Cup finals which gets underway this week in Russia, FIFA announced that changes will be made to the way that the world rankings of global teams are calculated, switching to a method that add or subtracts points from a country's total rather than averaging them over a multi-year period.

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

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"The opening match is always a very symbolic one - it is that instant when you realise that the big moment you, as a player or fan, have been waiting for four years has finally arrived".

Since March, Trump has sent US soccer officials three letters addressed to Federation Internationale de Football Association, assuring that World Cup organizations and its fans won't face restrictions coming to America for the World Cup in 2026 if their country qualifies, the United Bid, the group overseeing the US-Canada-Mexico application, said in a statement.

However, FIFA noted that the new Elo method which was first used in chess and later tennis then in other sports for a number of years and is even involved in calculating the women's world rankings, with a specific version (SUM) developed especially to take into account FIFA's considerations.

Russian soprano Aida Garifullina will also entertain the crowd in Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium on Thursday.

"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".

Madeline Farber is a Reporter for Fox News.



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