Against a theme of pundits who are blaming him for "offering his spirit" to Vladimir Putin, British pop star Robbie Williams will perform at the opening function for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. The occasion commences at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium on Thursday, June 14, at 5:30 p.m. neighborhood time (10:30 a.m. ET). Williams will be joined by Russian soprano Aida Garifullina. FIFA World Cup 2018 Live Stream The service goes before the World Cup's first diversion, amongst Russia and Saudi Arabia. Commentators, including some British legislators, have denounced Williams for his cooperation, the Guardian reports, encouraging him to take after the lead of the British Royal Family, which has declined to go to in challenge of Russia's accounted for harming of previous covert operative Sergei Skripal.