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Vibrant colourful ceremony kicks off World Cup 2018

The World Cup 2018 officially commenced on Thursday night (June 14) following a vibrant colorful opening ceremony at the 80,000-seat Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow – the national stadium of Russia.

Vibrant colourful ceremony, kicks off, World Cup 2018, Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, national stadium

A performance at the opening ceremony. (Photo: Reuters).

Vibrant colourful ceremony, kicks off, World Cup 2018, Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, national stadium

Luzhniki Stadium on the opening night. (Photo: Getty).

Vibrant colourful ceremony, kicks off, World Cup 2018, Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, national stadium

FIFA Legend and 2010 FIFA World Cup winner Iker Casillas and Russian supermodel and philanthropist Natalia Vodianova were seen next to the World Cup Trophy at Luzhniki Stadium. (Photo: Getty).

Vibrant colourful ceremony, kicks off, World Cup 2018, Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, national stadium

Iker Casillas held the World Cup trophy. (Photo: Getty).

Vibrant colourful ceremony, kicks off, World Cup 2018, Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, national stadium

Global music icon Robbie Williams performed at the opening ceremony. (Photo: The Guardian).

Vibrant colourful ceremony, kicks off, World Cup 2018, Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, national stadium

Arts and musical performances on the opening night. (Photo: FIFA).

Vibrant colourful ceremony, kicks off, World Cup 2018, Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, national stadium

Former Brazilian football star Ronaldo and Zabivaka, the official mascot of the 2018 World Cup, appeared at the Luzhniki Stadium. (Photo: Reuters).

Vibrant colourful ceremony, kicks off, World Cup 2018, Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, national stadium

Russian President Vladimir Putin delivers his opening remarks. (Photo: ITV).

Vibrant colourful ceremony, kicks off, World Cup 2018, Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, national stadium

The Group A opener between Russia and Saudi Arabia took place after the opening ceremony. (Photo: FIFA).

Source: NDO

Vibrant colourful ceremony, kicks off, World Cup 2018, Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, national stadium
 
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