By Vanessa Obioha
The former member of the music group Take That kicks off the FIFA World Cup 2018 in Luzhniki Stadium, Russia with a medley of his songs.
He is joined by Aida Garifullina as they performed his popular hit ‘Angel’.
Fans are in a frenzy as they watched the global icon and gymnasts perform while waving their flags proudly.
Their performances are fast paced as only 30 minutes is allotted to the opening ceremony for the first time in the history of the World Cup.
It is also the first time the host country Russia will be hosting the World Cup after its debut in 1958 when it was known as the Soviet Union.