Hollywood star Will Smith brings down curtain on Russia World Cup

World Cup closing ceremony featuring Will Smith and Ronaldinho gets mixed reviews

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He performed alongside Era Istrefi in the song produced by Nicky Jam.

If you're wondering, Smith will perform the tournament's official song "Live it Up", at Luzhniki stadium alongside USA star Nicky Jam and Kosovan singer and songwriter Era Istrefi, RT reports. Ahead of the July 15 final, this striking trio teamed up to perform the official song of the 2018 tournament, and it was - in a word - epic.

Meanwhile, Croatia will be making their World Cup final debut following a remarkable journey throughout this tournament where they have won all three of their knockout stage matches in penalties and extra time. That was an introduction for me and I sort of realized how much as Americans we were cut off from the world and the joy in that world. "And it was the first time that I really got to experience it first-hand on the ground".

This is the biggest sporting event in the world. "I always enjoy it artistically", Smith told journalists. It is such a massive energy. When I was asked to be a part of it, I didn't even have to think about it.

This Sunday, at Moscow's Luzhniki stadium, the mega-actor and rapper will perform the World Cup's closing ceremonies, taking the place of British singer Robbie Williams who flipped the bird at the camera and caused controversy during the opening ceremonies, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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