Meanwhile, another Brazilian legend Pele may not be part of the opening ceremony and the inaugural match of the FIFA World Cup on June 14, having cancelled his scheduled trip to Russian Federation because of ill health.
HOW TO WATCH THE WORLD CUP OPENING CEREMONY ONLINE: The live stream information for the World Cup games is the same as for the opening ceremony.
The opening ceremony will take place at 5:30 p.m. local time (10:30 a.m. ET), just 30 minutes before Russian Federation and Saudi Arabia spar off to officially commence this year's World Cup.
The event, kicking off June 14, will take place in various cities across Russian Federation, from Moscow to St. Petersburg to Sochi.
FIFA president Gianni Infantino also spoke briefly, claiming: "For one month, football will conquer Russian Federation and from Russian Federation, football will conquer the world". Eastern (9 a.m. Pacific).
Williams had attracted accusations of "selling out" by some human rights campaigners by agreeing to appear alongside Putin at the opening ceremony.
Having managed to create quite the show already - which received er... quite the reaction - the 44-year-old Angels hit-maker was caught swearing mid-performance in the Luzhniki Stadium, Russia.
"So we hope that they will show us that they can qualify for the second round".
If you can not watch the event live, FuboTV comes with 30 hours of Cloud DVR (with the ability to upgrade to 500 hours), as well as a "72-Hour Lookback" feature, which allows you to watch most events or shows up to three days after they air even if you forgot to record them. Note that Telemumdo isn't included in any of the channel packages, while NBC Universo is only included as an add-on via "Best of Spanish TV". Sign up for Hulu Live TV to take advantage of this great streaming service. Fubo launched a revamped homepage ahead of the tournament and is making Fox Sports World Cup bonus feeds available to viewers within the fubo platform, and making all World Cup programming on Fox available in 60FPS. Singers Placido Domingo and Juan Diego Florez are participating, as are pianist Denis Matsuev and opera stars Anna Netrebko, Yusif Eivazov, Ildar Abdrazakov, and Albina Shagimuratova.