Federation Internationale de Football Association delays talks on possible 48-team Qatar World Cup

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Russia's Channel One will produce the show, and the creative concept will once again be developed by Felix Mikhailov, who directed the main ceremonies held throughout the entire 2018 FIFA World Cup journey - from the Preliminary Draw in 2015 right up to the closing act ahead of the final on 15 July.

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

The 42-year-old, who officiated during the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, will be in charge for the Group A match at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium. There has been no mention of a performance of the official World Cup song, Live It Up, featuring film star Will Smith, Colombia-based pop star Nicky Jam, and Kosovan singer Era Istrefi.

Stephen Doughty, a Labour Member of Parliament on the Home Affairs Committee exploring suspicious deaths of Russians on British soil, claimed it is "surprising and disappointing" that Williams had "agreed to be paid by Russia and FIFA".

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Federation Internationale de Football Association delays talks on possible 48-team Qatar World Cup

Global music icon Robbie Williams will entertain the stadium crowd and the millions watching around the world, with celebrated Russian soprano Aida Garifullina joining him during the musical extravaganza.

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.

Fox Sports has the exclusive broadcasting rights to this year's World Cup, meaning you can catch the matches on Fox, Fox Sports 1, FoxSports.com and via the Fox Sports GO app.

A south American team has never won the World Cup in Europe, while Germany are aiming to be the first team since Brazil in 1962 to retain the trophy.

Madeline Farber is a Reporter for Fox News.

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