The long-awaited 2018 FIFA World Cup kicked off on Thursday in Moscow with an opening ceremony at the legendary Luzhniki Stadium.
Less than an hour before the start of the official opening ceremony supermodel Natalia Vodyanova from Russia and football legend, Spaniard, Iker Casillas (the 2010 FIFA World Cup winner) brought to the pitch the 2018 FIFA World Cup Original Trophy.
The Trophy was brought to the stadium in a newly-designed travel case by Louis Vuitton, which had the lock and six clasps made in ruthenium – a strong dark-grey metal that has the chemical symbol Ru and was named after the host of this year’s FIFA World Cup.
The ceremony started with the performance of a classical music piece by Russian composer Pyotr Chaikovsky. Then, Britain’s mess Robbie Williams (still trying to understand WHY) him) appeared on the field accompanied by Brazilian football legend Ronaldo.
As the opening ceremony continued Russian harpist and composer performed one of his musical themes, while a huge firebird was rolled out on the pitch and as it spread its wings Russian operatic soprano Aida Garifullina emerged on the back of the fairytale creature.
Anyhow, the whole thing was ok, but the gala was a lot better.
Now let’s talk about yesterday’s match Spain vs Portugal and
Crispy Cristiano Ronaldo incredibly hat-trick free-kick goal…
What a beauty!!!
Cristiano Ronaldo just played one of the best games of his life. He was outstanding yeterday, holding up play like a champ, giving life to numerous counterattacks with ingenious flicks and passes, and, oh yeah, scoring three goddamn goals in what ended as a 3-3 tie, which rescued his team a point when it looked like they were out of it.
I don’t usually praise Cristiano but he totally deserves this post.