Robbie Williams is performing at the Fifa World Cup

11 June 2018, 11:35 | Updated: 11 June 2018, 11:38

Robbie Williams on stage

Robbie will be taking to the stage next week in Russia ahead of the first World Cup match.

Pop star Robbie Williams, 44, is set to perform at the Fifa World Cup in Russia.

The former Take That band member will be singing a medley of his greatest hits, and will duet with Russian soprano Aida Garifullina.  

The Angels hitmaker will be taking to the stage on Thursday 14th June and performing just before the first match of the games, which sees host nation Russia take on Saudi Arabia in the Luzhniki Stadium.

Speaking on his upcoming performance, Robbie said: "I'm so happy and excited to be going back to Russia for such a unique performance. 

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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. 

"We'd like to invite football and music fans to party with us in Russia, in the stadium, or to tune in their TVs a little earlier for an unforgettable show." 

The self-confessed football fanatic successfully lead England to victory against World Eleven in this year's Soccer Aid charity match, which took place at Manchester United's home ground of Old Trafford last night.

Robbie co-founded the charity football match in which legendary retired professionals and celebrities take part. Inbetweeners star Blake Harrison scored the winning penalties in a game of sudden death after both teams drew 3-3 at full time.

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