World Cup Closing Ceremony: Will Smith Makes Press Conference Appearance

World Cup Closing Ceremony: Will Smith Makes Press Conference Appearance

Will Smith gave a taste of what is to come on Sunday as he provided an animated press conference ahead of the World Cup closing ceremony.

The final between France and Croatia will be preceded by the showpiece with the contents remaining relatively unknown.

The Hollywood star will sing the tournament's official song ‘Live it Up' together with singer Nicky Jam as well as Kosovo singer-songwriter Era Istrefi.

Pointing at reporters to find out which country they were representing, Smith soon became overexcited as he began shouting: ‘Nigeria!', ‘Argentina!', ‘Espana!'.

This press conference was out of the usual run of things; it was less about insight into preparations for the final and more about building up a thrill for the closing ceremony, given the controversy that consumed the opening.

Fans were taking unawares in that opening ceremony when Robbie Williams controversially raised his middle finger to the camera during a version of ‘Rock DJ'.

Organisers will be hoping that while the Fresh Prince of Bel Air is well-known to be a comedian, the World Cup closing ceremony at the Luzhniki stadium will run far better.

This article was most recently revised and updated 3 years ago

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