Robbie Williams performed at the opening ceremony for the 2018 World Cup in Russia prior to the tournament’s opening game on Thursday.
Fans were treated to a grand show on the pitch at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow that also featured Brazilian legend Ronaldo and a speech from Vladimir Putin.
Impressions of the event were varied and these were the best of the Russia 2018 World Cup opening ceremony jokes:
World: "Hope it's an entertaining opening ceremony"
— Oldfirmfacts (@Oldfirmfacts1) June 14, 2018
In Russia, opening ceremony enjoys you
— Charles Boehm (@cboehm) June 14, 2018
Robbie Williams has the face of a man who cannot believe that Robbie Williams is playing the opening of the 2018 World Cup
— Men in Blazers (@MenInBlazers) June 14, 2018
— Jon Rest (@jonrest) June 14, 2018
— West Sydney Football (@WestSydney) June 14, 2018
— Never Forget Football (@NFFootball_) June 14, 2018
— Brendy Boyle (@BrendyBoyle) June 14, 2018
— Vladdy is my Daddy, Bo is my Bro & Nate is my Son (@ChazMichaelMur1) June 14, 2018
The only good opening ceremony ever was when Diana Ross missed that penalty.
— Richard Osman (@richardosman) June 14, 2018
You’re telling me the World Cup is in Russia this year and they couldn’t get VITAS for the opening ceremony? pic.twitter.com/3xHVfBR5MR
— Meg Turney (@megturney) June 14, 2018
— rachel (@snarchaeologist) June 14, 2018
— terry… (@terryhayden_92) June 14, 2018
— Mancienne Kenner (@fritzelisches) June 14, 2018
Worst opening ceremony in world cup history
— Kenyal Wynne (@ken_ray1) June 14, 2018